Thanks to the generous partnership of The Moody Foundation, CNM Connect is offering nonprofit organizations whose mission is primarily focused on education the opportunity to apply for the 2018 Outcomes-Based Program Evaluation Institute to be held in Dallas.

The 6-8 eligible organizations accepted to participate in the Outcomes-Based Program Evaluation Institute will:

  • Receive 16 hours of outcomes-based program evaluation training for 2 - 3 staff
  • Learn and implement strategies to develop goals and indicators, collect and analyze data, communicate findings to funders and key stakeholders; and use evaluation results.
  • Receive 8 hours of one-on-one coaching with a PhD-level consultant with expertise in program evaluation.
  • Develop an evaluation framework for one program that includes a theory of change model, a logic model with goals and indicators, and a data collection plan.

Institute participants are invited based on the need for and commitment to program evaluation described in their application as well as the fit of the Institute content to the organization’s specific evaluation needs. Should your organization be awarded this opportunity, your organization’s fee to participate in the Outcomes-Based Program Evaluation Institute will be $500 (Unsubsidized Fee: $4,000).

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Have a mission primarily focused on education
  2. Have an operating budget between $500,000 and $4 million
  3. Be able to designate an Evaluation Team of 2 or 3 consistent staff members to attend and participate fully in the following Institute workshops and coaching:
    • Tuesday, February 27, 9:00 am-5:00 pm
    • Tuesday, March 20, 9:00 am-1:00 pm
    • Tuesday, April 17, 9:00 am-1:00 pm
    • Four 2-hour Coaching Sessions
  4. Have stable leadership in place and key leaders who are committed to implementing and/or improving program evaluation within the organization
  5. Complete the application form by January 19, 2018

To enter your organization into consideration for this institute, complete the following online application: