Evaluating Impact

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 10:00am - 4:00pm CST
Tractorworks Conference Space, 1st Floor, 800 Washington Ave N, Minneapolis MN 55401

Grantmaking for the 21st Century Series

What it takes to be a top-notch grantmaker now and for the future.

Are you a new staff or board member at a grantmaking organization? Have you worked in philanthropy for a while but never really received any formal training? Are you a seasoned grantmaker who wants to brush up on your knowledge and skills?

If so, join MCF for the Grantmaking for the 21st Century Series. Whether you’re working in finance/operations, grants administration, communications or programs, this series of interactive seminars will provide you with key concepts, field knowledge and concrete tools to excel in your role.

Participants will explore core concepts of philanthropy and learn to navigate power dynamics, build partnerships for success and evaluate impact. The series includes four, 6-hour sessions (available as a series or individually) complemented by follow-up videos and conversation kits.

Wednesday, November 16 – Evaluating Impact

Participants will:

  • Explore evaluation terminology and logic model and theory-of-change tools
  • Understand how to build evaluation effectively into your grantmaking
  • Learn to write an effective request for proposals (RFP) to hire an evaluation consultant
  • Explore examples of Minnesota foundations communicating evaluation findings to internal and external audiences

Thanks to our sponsor, Thrivent Financial