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*Special Program* Program Evaluation That Works for You

Thursday, October 19, 2017 10:00 am - 11:30 am  ET
In-person | Washington, DC

Are you a non-profit program manager or executive who would like to...

  • Do more with less?
  • Sustain and grow your activities?
  • Demonstrate program value to your funders and governing board?

Program evaluation can help you do all these things. Unfortunately, too often evaluations cost too much money and provide too little valuable new information. In this interactive session, we’ll provide a step-by-step overview of the entire process of planning and conducting an effective evaluation that delivers actionable results. This is not a session for learning specific data collection and analysis methods. You’ll receive templates and tips you can use to manage or conduct an effective program evaluation for your organization.

Learning Objectives:

  • The six steps to effective program evaluation
  • Key questions to ask your evaluator
  • Tips for evaluating your program on a tight budget

About the Presenters:

Bernadette Wright, PhD of Meaningful Evidence, LLC

Bernadette has been involved in program evaluation for two decades. In 2012, she founded Meaningful Evidence, LLC to help social purpose organizations leverage research to tackle complex issues and make a bigger difference. She has conducted and managed research and evaluation projects to support a variety of organizations to design, enhance, and demonstrate the value of their programs. Recent clients include National Alliance for Caregiving and NMAC (formerly National Minority AIDS Council). She is an award-winning research paper author and has spoken about research and evaluation techniques at local, national, and international conferences and workshops. She earned her PhD in public policy/program evaluation from the University of Maryland. She is an avid long-distance walker and loves cooking and baking new recipes.

Space is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. 


1627 K Street NW, Third Floor
Washington, DC 20006-1708

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(202) 331-1400.  

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