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Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 9 a.m. – Noon
Hosted by North Park University, Chicago, IL
Half-Day Workshop: $80
About this Session: Why evaluate your organization’s programs? Because it’s an essential tool for improving your organization’s effectiveness and impact! This session is designed for organizations who are ready to explore the basic principles of evaluation, or those who need a condensed refresher course. Along with strategic planning and a flexible communications strategy, program evaluation should be one of the essential pillars of your organization’s development and growth. We’ll use real-world examples to discuss Logic Models and Theories of Change; participants will leave the session with several optional evaluation frameworks, and a step-by-step guide to launching their own work.
Who Should Attend: Executive Directors, Program Managers, Program Staff
About the Presenter: Catherine Brown launched Integrative Solutions, her consulting practice, in the summer of 2010. Her clients have included the Chicago Public Library Foundation, the Childcare Network of Evanston, the Center for New Community, the National Endowment for the Arts, Housing Action Illinois, the Greater Chicago Food Depository, Lake County Community Foundation, the Axelson Center at North Park University, the Family Empowerment Center of Chicago, and the National Center for Family Homelessness. She has more than 25 years of experience across the non-profit sector. Her areas of expertise include fundraising, grantmaking, program design and evaluation, strategic planning, and internal and external communications. From 1994 until 2010, Brown held positions of increasing responsibility at the McCormick Foundation, one of Chicagoland’s largest public charities. Prior to joining the Foundation, she was the Director of Individual Giving at the Lincoln Park Zoological Society in Chicago. She serves on the board of Friends of Writers.
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