Tools for Measuring Program Success

In order to effectively assess performance, nonprofits need to be able to measure the impact their programs have on the clients they serve. But for many of us, it is challenging to make sure we have the right tools and process in place to collect that data that we need. Many of us need practical, real-world knowledge and tools that can be adapted and used right away!

Join CNE and community evaluation expert, Maryfrances Porter, to learn practical, real-world knowledge and tools that can be adapted and used at your own organizations. Participants will gain valuable insight into:

  • Question formatting, including wording do’s and don’ts,
  • Using multiple choice, scales, and other response options
  • Gathering qualitative questions through open-ended survey questions, interviews, and focus groups
  • How to overcome barriers in data collection including survey fatigue from participants, limited staff buy-in and time, and/or uncertainty over how to analyze data once you have it.

Executive directors, program directors, as well as program managers are encouraged to attend. The series will be most beneficial to organizations who have some measurement tools already in place, but desire to improve those tools, or organizations who have a sense of their program outcomes and would like to design new tools to capture the data they need.

American Sign Language interpreters or other communication access accommodations are available upon request. Please submit any accommodations requests to Andrew Robinson, Program Manager, 434-951-9042 or
Topic Evaluation
When Tuesday, March 26, 2019 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Where Center for Nonprofit Excellence
Trainer Maryfrances Porter, Partnerships for Strategic Impact
Member Fee $35.00
Non-Member Fee $55.00