Evaluation for Impact

Evaluation for Impact

December 12, 2019
9:00am - 12:00pm

Greater New Orleans Foundation
Center for Philanthropy
919 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130

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Program evaluation involves the collection and use of credible data to improve your programming and hold your nonprofit accountable for results. This half-day workshop will introduce nonprofit leaders to the benefits of evaluating their programs and get them started with concrete steps and templates. Participants will leave having made progress on a program logic model and evaluation planning tools. The session will be interactive, with multiple opportunities for peer sharing and guided work time.  The following topics will be covered:

  • The value of program evaluation to nonprofits and steps in the evaluation process
  • The importance of a logic model or theory of change and how to create or refine one
  • Elements of an evaluation plan and strategies for improving implementation
  • Tips and resources for creating and implementing data collection tools
  • Equitable evaluation practices including how to intentionally build equity into your organization’s evaluation culture

The workshop will be held on Thursday, December 12th from 9:00-12:00 pm at the Greater New Orleans Foundation located at 919 St. Charles Ave. The workshop is free, but registration is required. Click here to register.

About Our Trainers

Leroy Divinity, Jr., MPP
President & Founder, Paraclete Consulting Group

Leroy Divinity, Jr. is President and founder of the Paraclete Consulting Group Inc. (PCG), a consulting firm serving nonprofit organizations.  Mr. Divinity demonstrates a particular expertise with faith-based and emerging organizations in the social and community development arena.  He has assisted nonprofits of various sizes in developing strategic plans, accessing funds through grant writing, assessing organizational structure, and evaluating programs.  He has also provided training to boards in key roles and responsibilities.   Mr. Divinity previously served as Director of Programs for the Mirabeau Family Learning Center and played a major role in its development from a startup nonprofit.  Mr. Divinity also pastors Midway Church of Christ (Holiness) USA in Folsom, LA.   Mr. Divinity’s academic background includes a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and doctoral coursework at the University of New Orleans.

Steve Mumford, PhD
Assistant Professor, University of New Orleans

Steve is an Assistant Professor at the University of New Orleans, where he helps lead the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program and teaches courses in program evaluation and the Nonprofit Leadership concentration.  He has over a decade of experience conducting evaluations and related trainings to enhance the effectiveness of foundations and nonprofits throughout the United States, including with past clients like the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

William Faulkner, MA
Director, Flux Research, Monitoring and Evaluation

William is a consultant with extensive experience researching and guiding complex social innovations. He works locally as one of the small group of evaluators based in New Orleans, serving nonprofits, funders, and social businesses. William also operates internationally (primarily Latin America/Caribbean, Lusophone and Anglophone Africa), focusing on the evaluation of advocacy campaigns, agriculture research and development, and extractive industries’ corporate social responsibility.

This workshop is sponsored by Fidelity Bank.