Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 9 a.m. – Noon
Hosted by North Park University, Chicago, IL
Half-Day Workshop: $80
Registration closes at noon March 18.
About this Session: This workshop is designed for organizations that already have some experience with program evaluation who want to review and re-fresh their current evaluation framework, or tackle challenges that have occurred somewhere along a previous evaluation process. You will gain a deeper understanding of the evaluation process, from the development of a Theory of Change to the creation of outcome measures and metrics; learn practical solutions for the barriers and challenges that your organization faces in undertaking an evaluation process; and understand how to apply evaluation data organically to tell a compelling, holistic story to your stakeholders about your organization’s success. In this intensive session you will review relevant articles in advance and take part in attendee-specific case study development, with two participating organizations serving as examples during our discussion and group exercises.
Who Should Attend: Executive Directors, Management Staff, Program Staff and Board Members
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, Catherine held positions of increasing responsibility at the McCormick Foundation, one of Chicagoland’s largest public charities. Prior to joining the Foundation, Catherine was the Director of Individual Giving at the Lincoln Park Zoological Society in Chicago. She serves on the boards of Friends of Writers and the Center for New Community.