Program Evaluation Capacity Building
Nonprofit organizations face the challenge of evaluating their programs so they can produce meaningful outcomes, learn how to improve them and respond to external stakeholder demands. This workshop helps nonprofit leaders and managers prepare their organizations to have their programs evaluated with regard to leadership, organizational culture, resources, skills, structures and context. Organizations that invest in evaluation capacity will be more likely to save resources while producing more meaningful evaluation results.
Participants are asked to bring their organization’s mission statement with them along with their program information that will be used in evaluation-related exercises.
This workshop will be facilitated by Salvatore Alaimo Ph.D. Sal is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public, Nonprofit and Health Administration at Grand Valley State University where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in nonprofit administration, including a graduate course he developed in program evaluation. His research interests are in the areas of evaluation, volunteer management and contract management. Dr. Alaimo has published several book chapters and a journal article in New Directions for Evaluation that was republished in 2010 in The Jossey-Bass Reader on Nonprofit and Public Leadership. He is currently producing a documentary entitled What is Philanthropy? that intends to enhance our understanding of the concept of philanthropy and its role in American society.
Dr. Alaimo previously taught nonprofit management courses as an adjunct professor at Georgia State University and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). He has nine years experience working at nonprofit organizations including the United Way and the Girl Scouts, and has also consulted ten years for nonprofits including the National Benevolent Association, the University of Georgia, Georgia Ballet, International Rescue Committee, United Way, and Latin American Association among others. Dr. Alaimo earned his Ph.D. in Philanthropic Studies at Indiana University and his Master’s degree in Urban Studies, concentrating in Nonprofit Administration, at Georgia State University.
This workshop is offered in collaboration with the Fremont Area Community Foundation’s Community Partner Effectiveness Initiative.
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Johnson Center for Philanthropy
Established in 1992, the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy is an academic center of Grand Valley State University. We conduct research, provide professional and organizational development, and create and share tools for nonprofits, foundations, and others seeking to transform their communities for the public good.