Nonprofits often launch programs without knowing exactly how they will determine whether or not an initiative has achieved its expected outcome. Having an understanding key evaluation methods are fundamental to well led organizations and the demonstration of achieved results through programming. Gain the skills to verify data and make sound decisions for impact.
Number of Units: 1.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours
Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education to nonprofit sector employees, professionals transitioning to the nonprofit sector, current or prospective board members, or potential or veteran volunteers will benefit from this research-based program.
Required Materials: All required materials are available through the online learning platform.
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Thank you! I do have an idea for making it easier to apply what is learned beyond the course. I believe a Nonprofit Manager Companion Guide, that contains the key points from all 8 courses, would be really helpful in using and applying the knowledge learned in this course.
I really value the discussion portion of the class, I learned a lot and gained more understanding through their posts. Also it feels like you’re in a class getting to know people.
This instructor’s assignments were achievable within the time I allotted for school: Students are encouraged to set aside 8-10 hours a week toward their coursework. Other classes took much more time in order to create, read/respond to up to 4 discussion posts per week, plus 2 assignments. This class was doable, and I retained more of the learning because I had time to focus on the assignments. Creating a logic model is something that I will continue to use in my nonprofit work to evaluate the various programs my organization offers.
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