Program Development & Evaluation
Develop Skills and Tools for a sustainable social impact cycle
Ken Birdwell Foundation and CVNL - Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership have partnered to offer to KBF's grantees a focused training on program development and evaluation for social impact. CVNL's Director of Consulting Services and nonprofit strategy expert Gina Guillemette, has designed this curriculum to provide skills and practical tools that are applicable to building a program cycle that is impactful and measurable.
WHEN: April 16, 2020, 10am - 2pm
WHERE: Harry M. Smith Conference Room, 414 Mason St, 8th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94102
WORKSHOP LEARNING GOALS
Nonprofits are engaged in diverse types of meaningful, social change work – from the provision of direct services to meet local needs, to community building and organizing, conducting research and public education, to advocacy for change. Our success with these "programs" is informed by an understanding of the cycle of program development and the role of impact evaluation.
Similarly, in order for an organization to be effective, it is critical to design and create programs that are highly integrated with our organization's mission, strategic planning goals and needs of our communities. It is also very important to create programs that are achievable and sustainable in the long term. Effective and relevant program plans also serve as a solid basis from which to write program proposals to funders and engage advocates and volunteers.
This 4-hour hands-on workshop will provide theory and practice of how to design programs and evaluation methods for your organization. Through lectures, group reflections, and exercises, you will learn how to:
- Move from your strategic goals to programmatic effectiveness
- Understand the cycle of program development and the role of evaluation
- Create an evaluation approach that fits your program needs, resources and organizational context
- Identify strategies to address common barriers encountered in developing and evaluating programs
To maximize your learning, please feel free to bring in any document or materials related to your organization’s programs; for instance, a logic model, a section of your strategic plan that refers specifically to your programs, or just a list of services your organization provides. This will help us apply our learning to real case scenarios.
Gina has spent her 20+ year nonprofit career contributing to meaningful individual and social change that benefits the common good. She currently serves as the Director of Consulting Services for CVNL where she partners with nonprofit leaders to explore strategic questions, tackle practical challenges, and advance their missions through creative, solution-focused consulting practices.
Through her experience serving as a nonprofit staff member, consultant, board member, volunteer and advocate, Gina has extensive first-hand knowledge of the diverse circumstances that nonprofits face on a day-to-day basis as well as expertise with wide array of community-based health, housing, and human services programs. She has successfully advanced organizational development efforts as well as public policy and systems change benefiting nonprofit organizations and the individuals and communities they serve. As an experienced facilitator and manager, Gina works effectively with individuals and groups to leverage the knowledge, experience, passion, and skills present in each person as well as the collective. She is adept at building teams, identifying shared goals, and leveraging diverse contributions toward a shared end.
Prior to joining the staff of CVNL, Gina worked most recently as Director of Program and Evaluation and Interim Executive Director with Parent Services Project in San Rafael, CA, and previously with Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights and the Ounce of Prevention Fund, both in Chicago, IL. Gina earned a Master of Social Work degree from Washington University in St. Louis and a Bachelor’s degree from Alma College in Michigan.