Special Workshop: Building Capacity for Evaluation and Learning

Special Workshop: Building Capacity for Evaluation and Learning

Tuesday, June 14, 2011, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Sponsored by Grantmakers for Effective Organizations Scaling What Works initiative and facilitated by Innovation Network, this workshop will explore how to assess your grantees' readiness for evaluation, what approaches and tools are proven methods for building evaluation capacity and how to support this type of capacity building among grantees. As a follow-up to this offering, Innovation Network will provide technical assistance to groups of workshop participants that are interested in diving deeper into workshop topics.

There is a $25 registration fee. This program is for grantmakers only; lunch will be served.

Schedule Overview

8:30 – 9:00AM

Registration and Coffee Available

9:00 – 9:15AM

Opening Remarks and Introductions

9:15 – 12:15 PM

Building Capacity for Evaluation and Learning


Lunch Available (to go or continue discussion)



Kathy Brennan, Independent Consultant (formerly Senior Associate, Innovation Network)
Kathy began her career in Washington, D.C., at The Urban Institute, conducting in-depth quantitative and qualitative research on welfare reform and poverty. She has led evaluation initiatives for clients including the US Human Rights Fund, Advocates for Youth, the Kansas Health Foundation, and The Colorado Trust among many others. She is an experienced technical assistance provider and trainer, with expertise in teaching organizations how to evaluate their own work.

Deloris Vaughn, Senior Associate, Innovation Network 
Dr. Vaughn joined Innovation Network's consulting and training team as a Senior Associate in 2008. She is an experienced evaluator, researcher, instructor and training facilitatorwith over ten years of experience conducting evaluation projects and over fifteen years of experience in facilitating training and developingcurricula.Dr. Vaughn sharesInnovation Network's mission to help nonprofit organizations build evaluation capacity through using a participatory evaluation approach. Prior to joining Innovation Network,Dr. Vaughnoperateda private evaluationconsulting practice where she worked on several projects, including a process and outcome evaluation of a multi-year federal grant initiative funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to reduce the impact of exposure to violence on young children in Baltimore City.Dr. Vaughn hasextensive training experiencewith nonprofit, for profit, and governmentagencies. Shehas facilitated trainingin the areas ofConducting Evaluation, Outcome-based Evaluation Planning, Building Results Framework, Developing Logic Models, Grant Writing, Workplace Diversity, and Substance Abuse Prevention.