Quick quiz: Can you do the following?
- Concisely describe the positive impact your organization intends to make in the community.
- Enumerate the specific steps you are taking to achieve that goal.
Your answer to the first prompt is your Intended Impact, and your answer to the second is your Theory of Change. With these two statements, you’re empowered to make major asks of your donors, measure your outcomes, and demonstrate your organization’s contributions. You’re also able to focus your board through strategic planning, design targets and programs to meet them, and answer the demands of donors and other stakeholders, who increasingly want solid proof of your value. In short, they are powerful tools for bridging the gap between the mission you’ve taken up and the difference it can make.
This one-day workshop will introduce you to the concept, composition, and use of Intended Impact and Theory of Change statements. Real-world examples will be presented, showcasing different models for crafting these essential, multi-purpose assets.
What you’ll learn:
- The definition and use of Theory of Change statements as they relate to nonprofits and their capacity to achieve Intended Impact
- Practical models for creating a Theory of Change using input from others in your organization
- How to use the Theory of Change in developing outcome measures and communicating the real-world impact of your work
Nonprofit program managers, development officers, board members, and executive staff, including CEOs.
About the facilitator
President and CEO
Georgia Center for Nonprofits
Since 1998, Karen has led GCN’s growth into a top state association empowering nonprofits through education, advocacy, research, consulting and business support services. She has also served as a board member or advisory board member of a variety of civic and nonprofit organizations including the Unemployment Services Trust and Foundation Center–Atlanta. Karen received the Martin Luther King Leadership award and the Harvard Business School Club of Atlanta’s Community Leader Award.
- April 26, 2018
Gwinnett County Dacula Park Activity Building
2735 Auburn Ave, Dacula, GA 30019
Receive $50 off per class for multiple class registrations and for additional registrants from the same organization. To register at discounted rates, please call Jean-Patrick Guichard at 678-916-3001.
Thank you to our sponsors, Primerica and Nordson, and partner Gwinnett Coalition for Health & Human Services for hosting the series.