Many charities find themselves in a Catch-22: Donors want to see impact but don't want to pay for the systems (or people) that need to be in place to gather and analyze meaningful data.
Join us for a one-hour session that will help you secure the support you need to prove your results. You'll learn from a nonprofit practitioner who specializes in measurement and a grant maker who values evaluation – and invests in helping charities do this well.
Jeannie Annan, senior director of research and evaluation at the International Rescue Committee, will explain how to convey to donors both the cost and the value of measuring impact. She'll explain how to set realistic expectations and secure support to cover the full cost of monitoring and evaluation. Annan also will provide examples of how IRC communicates to donors the cost of assessing its results.
You'll also learn from Joseph Pyle, president of the Scattergood Foundation, a behavioral health grant maker in Philadelphia that also provides nonprofits with training and technical assistance for evaluation. Scattergood helps finance the RISE Partnership, which is a three-year, $3 million program to help nonprofits use data to improve their results. As a grant maker, Pyle will explain what he looks for when assessing nonprofits' evaluation efforts and deciding to support them. He'll also offer tips for talking to donors about the need for such funding and outline pitfalls to avoid when making your case for support.
What Will You Learn?
- How to assess your preparedness for evaluation
- How to articulate the value and cost of measuring impact
- How to build a culture of evaluation and why it matters
Who Should Attend?
- Grant-proposal writers
- Executive directors
- Chief development officers, development directors, and fundraisers
Senior Director of Research and Evaluation
International Rescue Committee
Originally Aired: June 20, 2019
This webinar is worth one CFRE credit.