EvalU, Capacity Canada’s evaluation boot camp, arrives in Renfrew County next week.
The 1.5-day event Dec. 5-6 takes the fear out of evaluation for not-for-profit organizations in the charitable sector.
“Evaluation is an opportunity for organizations to look at what they do, ask whether they do it well, and make changes before small problems become bigger ones,” says Cathy Brothers, Capacity’s chief executive officer.
Based in Waterloo Region, Ont., Capacity Canada is a national non-profit organization that provides training and mentoring services to groups and agencies in the charitable sector.
Capacity’s partners for EvalU in Renfrew County are the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, Renfrew County Community Futures Development Corp. and the Community Resource Centre — Renfrew County.
The event will be led by evaluation experts Julie Witmer and Catherine Lang. Capacity has hosted EvalU boot camps in Waterloo Region and Perth County.
Funders increasingly want to see how organizations track performance. But EvalU teaches that meaningful evaluation should be more than collecting statistics at the end of a program.
It should operate in the background as part of an organization’s culture of continuous learning.
The event is open to not-for-profit organizations in Renfrew County. The cost is $25 per participant. Registration closes end of day Wednesday (Nov. 30). (Contact Dan Weber [email protected]) if you’d like to join us.
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