Communicating Evaluation Findings
Do you want to improve how you share evaluation results? Join us to identify key stakeholders and learn a variety of reporting strategies.
- Learn about evaluation stakeholders and how to involve them in the communicating/reporting process
- Discover various communicating/reporting formats and how to use them most effectively
- Practice developing a communications/reporting plan
Evaluation findings can be overwhelming and are often ignored by those who could benefit from the learning that comes with the evaluation process. By customizing your evaluation reporting to meet the stakeholder needs, evaluation becomes a valuable learning experience. This session will present a variety of reporting strategies and ways to make data more interesting.
Program Managers, Executive Directors, program staff, communications staff
Patty Emord, Ph.D., Collaborative Solutions Consulting, has performed a variety of services including strategic planning and design, program evaluation, building evaluation capacity, coordinating state-wide research programs, developing evaluation plans, collecting and analyzing data, writing evaluation reports, and facilitating focus groups.
She has worked with clients from various state government agencies, academia, nonprofit social service agencies, community level organizations and tribal community health councils. Dr. Emord completed her Ph.D. in Organizational Learning and Instructional Technologies in May 2009, with an emphasis on using evaluation as a means to organizational learning.
Guiding Practices for Nonprofits
- Nonprofits should openly share evaluation results with employees, Board of Directors, constituents, donors, and community partners to demonstrate organizational impact and ongoing need, as well as organizational commitment to learning and improvement.
- Board members should be provided with basic training so they can understand data that staff presents.
- Nonprofits should ensure services meet the specific needs of clients by regularly evaluating programs and services.
- Nonprofits should use evaluation results to gauge organizational effectiveness; make improvements to programs, guide internal operations and governance activities, and to inform strategic and annual work plans.
- Nonprofits should create an environment where continuous quality improvement is prioritized and data is reviewed by the Board of Directors and employees on an ongoing basis.
The Guide is available as a free digital download at CNPENM.org/Guide. Hard copies of the Guide and Companion Workbook will be available for purchase at this training for $25 each with a credit card or check.
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