Monthly Evaluation Workshop Hours
Location: United Way Halton & Hamilton, Hamilton Office, 177 Rebecca Street, L8R 1B9
For Tuesday, January 7th, 2020:
Non-profits are leaders in creating positive community impact and sparking social change. Evaluation helps us understand, maximize, and communicate this impact. Unfortunately, navigating the multitude of evaluation and measurement approaches, jargon, methods, and skills in order to best measure impact can be very challenging. The monthly evaluation workshop hours provide one-on-one evaluation support to organizations, and are hosted by the President of Social Impact Squared, Paul Bakker. The sessions are confidential and take place on the first Tuesday of every month.
Non-profits can receive diverse evaluation support, including, but not limited to:
- Help with understanding different evaluation types and approaches, and identifying which is best suited to an organization’s needs
- Advice on evaluation plans and methods, including for grant applications
- Advice on specific data collection tools, such as survey or interview guide design
- Help learning specific evaluation skills, such as developing logic models/theories of change or basic data management and analysis.
Registrants must provide Paul with all relevant background information and documents ahead of time, in order to maximize the one hour together.
Disclaimer: The goal is to improve knowledge and provide recommendations for improving evaluation practice. Participants should not expect to receive a finalized deliverable as part of the one hour session. Registrants will be notified if their request goes beyond the scope of Paul’s expertise or the one hour format. All advice and recommendations are provided by Social Impact Squared and do not represent UWHH in any way.
Paul Bakker Bio:
Paul is a Credentialed Evaluator (CES), consultant and coach with over a decade of experience. He is the President of Social Impact Squared, and works largely with non-profits in the areas of sustainable livelihoods and employment, health, education, crime prevention, and youth development. Paul understands the many challenges smaller non-profits can face with evaluation, and has a large toolbox of methods and approaches to help find solutions. In addition to rigorous academic evaluations and advanced statistics, he has expertise in developmental, formative, and collective impact approaches to evaluation. Rather than apply a single approach to every situation, Paul coaches his clients to identify and implement the approach that best meets their needs and context. For more information about Paul, please visit: https://www.socialimpactsquared.com/about/