Outcome-Based Planning and Evaluation

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015 8:00 am 12:30 pm $225


Orchestras have powerful stories to tell about how their organizations and programs help to change the lives of program participants and community members. We need these stories. Rarely, however, do orchestras take the next step in creating meaningful measures of outcomes that are systematically assessed. Yet doing so produces evidence of results, helps to convince funders a program is worthy of support, and provides information that can improve program performance.

This seminar is designed for those who want to learn how to effectively evaluate organizational and programmatic impact. As an introductory to basic concepts of performance measurement and outcomes evaluation, participants will leave the training program with a draft evaluation plan for their program.

Come learn how to measure success, and answer the following questions:

  • How has your program changed or improved the skills, behaviors, or attitudes of its participants?
  • How has your program or organization benefited your community?
  • What has been the impact of grant funds used to support your program or organization?

During this seminar, you’ll learn how to:

  • Apply a logic model to develop an organizational or program evaluation plan
  • Identify appropriate instruments to collect measurable outcome data
  • Develop methods for responding to evaluation results

You’ll also receive a comprehensive manual on principles of outcome-based evaluation, along with tools and templates to use back home.

Faculty: Claudia Horn, president & CEO, Performance Results Inc.

Especially helpful for teams of executive directors, development staff and education/community engagement staff.

This seminar is made possible by generous grants from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and National Endowment for the Arts.