Program Design, Management, & Evaluation

  • It can be helpful to take a few minutes at the beginning of each new year to reflect on and share challenges and achievements so we can recommit to our work going forward.
  • Through the Disability 101 workshop, leaders will learn best practice in the language of disability, disability etiquette, and accessible event design.
  • Developed from ongoing nonprofit management research and the Center’s guide, Principles & Practices: Best Practices for North Carolina Nonprofits, this 6-session series facilitates learning, discussion, and fundamental management strategies around board governance, program design and evaluation, strategic planning, fundraising, financial management, and human resources.
  • In today's rapidly advancing digital age, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is reshaping industries, and the nonprofit sector is no exception. Whether you're new to AI or looking to optimize its application, this session offers insights into how nonprofits can harness this technology to further their cause, optimize resources, and foster meaningful connections. Join us to:

  • Nonprofits are constantly being assessed by potential funders who are seeking to understand the impact of nonprofits in the communities they are meant to serve. Without knowing how to clearly evaluate and articulate their impact, nonprofits run the risk of inspiring less support for their mission.

  • As a nonprofit professional, if you're scrambling for a way to communicate your accomplishments to your supporters but instead finding yourself putting out fire after fire, read this. With fewer resources to go around, it's no longer about demonstrating that programs are being accessed by those they aim to support. The pressure has now shifted towards showing that social impact objectives are being met…and because there is not a ‘one size fits all' approach to evaluating impact, it’s a more technical and difficult calculation to navigate.

  • Storytelling is the most powerful tool we have as changemakers. By sharing our authentic personal stories and those of the community we serve (with permission, of course), we can stand out as we stand up for our mission. We attract and inspire an audience that is ready to roll up their sleeves and help us make shifts happen at our nonprofit organization. In this session, we will explore the dynamics of storytelling and create each member of your team’s individual 'elevator pitch' – also known as a verbal business card.

  • Equity, Diversity, Inclusion: Action Toolkit for Organizations: "This toolkit includes five assessments that focus on governance, mission-driven programs, partnerships, communication, and advocacy. Each assessment allows you to reflect on your organizational practices and identify areas for improvement.

  • April Turner, Student and Intern, North Carolina Center for Nonprofits

    Evaluation is arguably one of the most important ways to drive improvement. It provides valuable information on what can be changed to improve the services provided. Evaluation can also be used to gather important information to inform other program offerings and services. While evaluations are the crux of driving improvement, it is not always easy to get them right.

  • Nonprofit program managers ask themselves “How do I reach my volunteers or participants to participate in the activities to achieve the program’s intended outcome or goal?” The next question is often “And, how do we track their participation?” Despite the emergence of affordable mobile technology, staff are often not sure how to decide if an app is the right solution to answer these questions.

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