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Formative Evaluation: How to Ensure Your Program Implementation
Will Provide Meaningful Results

Webinar • Thursday, October 26, 2017 • 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

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Subject: Grants Development & Management

Prerequisites: None

Recommended Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications

Program Knowledge Level: Basic

Advanced Preparation: None

If you are like 80% of federal grant recipients and subrecipients, you are using summative (or outcomes-based) methods to evaluate your programs. But if that is the only method you are using, you could easily find yourself at a competitive disadvantage.

That is because the other 20% of nonprofits involved in grant-seeking are also using formative evaluation—a method that helps ensure that the way you implement your program will provide meaningful results. By combining formative and summative methods, they’re able to sharpen their resource allocation and their competitive edge.

This webinar will provide you with the know-how you need to join them.

Register now for Formative Evaluation: How to Ensure Program Implementation Provides Meaningful Results.

In this 90-minute webinar, nationally known grant writer Heather Stombaugh explains how formative evaluation works and when—and why—to use it. From real-world examples and case studies, you will learn how to use this methodology to allocate resources where they will deliver the greatest benefit for your constituents.

Turn program evaluation into a competitive edge. Today, only about 25% of nonprofits know how to conduct formative evaluations effectively. Not only will you learn those secrets, you will discover how to combine formative processes with outcomes-based processes to shine during the evaluation process. Plus, you will have the chance to ask your own questions during the Q&A portion of the webinar. 

Reserve your space now to learn:

  • What formative evaluation is and how it’s used by nonprofits like yours
  • Review trends in program implementation and evaluation
  • Identify the categories of formative evaluation
  • Recognize specific formative evaluation activities appropriate to your organization and program
  • Understand how to implement at least one type of formative evaluation method
  • Apply lessons-learned from evaluation case studies
  • And more!

Remember, the ability to invest in the right resources, implement your program effectively and know your program results are valid gives you a significant advantage in today’s competitive environment! Do not miss this opportunity to learn how to use formative evaluation to do it all!

Register now for Formative Evaluation: How to Ensure Program Implementation Provides Meaningful Results.

This webinar is of value to all federal-grant recipients and organization—nonprofits, tribal nations, and municipalities—who derive revenue through private and corporate grant seeking. Attendees who will benefit the most include:

  • Nonprofit leaders
  • Grant writers
  • Program staff
  • Program developers

YOUR EXPERT(S):

Heather Stombaugh, MBA, CFRE, GPC

Heather Stombaugh, MBA, CFRE, GPC is a nonprofit pro with more than 16 years of experience in nonprofit leadership, programming, communications, and fundraising. She is the founder and principal consultant of JustWrite Solutions, a national nonprofit consulting firm based in Ohio. Heather is one of fewer than 400 Grant Professionals Certified in the United States and is also a Grant Professionals Association (GPA) approved trainer. Heather practices and teaches integrated grant seeking, a process by which the strategies and tactics of fundraising, marketing, and grantsmanship are coordinated to increase engagement, donations, and grant awards. Using this philosophy, Heather has secured more than $75 million for nonprofits across the country.

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