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Developing Logic Models & Outcome Measurement Plans

Wednesday, April 30, 2014  
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

The first half of this program will be devoted to the Logic Model, a tool that nonprofits are often asked to use to describe a program to current and prospective funders. It shows the relationships between resources that the nonprofit puts into a program, the activities and outputs that ensue, and what changes (outcomes) the program hopes to achieve. It is a commonly-used device when measuring and proving a program’s effectiveness, and is often viewed as the first step in developing a comprehensive outcome measurement plan.

Attendees will gain a thorough understanding of logic models and become prepared to develop them for programs they work with regularly. We will also discuss how and why logic models are used in program planning and grant seeking, review each of the components in the logic model framework, then practice creating these tools in small groups and individually.

In the second half of the workshop, attendees will gain an understanding of how to create and develop an outcome measurement plan. Outcome Measurement is a process for demonstrating a nonprofit’s accountability and transparency that, in addition to affecting programs and services, can influence all major operations of the organization.

In this time of increased competition for grants, it is more crucial than ever that nonprofits are able to clearly communicate their impact to their funders and stakeholders. More importantly, nonprofits owe it to themselves, and those they serve, to be able to analyze their programs and make improvements when necessary, so that their desired outcomes will be met. This session is specifically designed to provide program managers an opportunity to become familiar with the outcome measurement process and learn how to implement an outcome measurement based approach to program evaluation.

The speaker, Martha Riecks, is an independent consultant with over a decade of experience in the nonprofit field. She specializes in providing services that allow small-to-medium nonprofits to clearly communicate the impact of their programs, secure grant funds and measure their successes. Ms. Riecks received a Master’s of Public Administration in Nonprofit Administration from the University of Pittsburgh and is a Registered Professional Fundraising Counsel with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Bureau of Charitable Organizations, as well as a member of the American Evaluation Association.

The fee to attend this program is $30 per person, which includes a light continental breakfast and can be paid at the door with cash or checks made payable to Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Space is limited and registration is required by calling the Nonprofit Resource Center at 412-622-6277.

Presented by: Martha Riecks
Event fee: $30
Light continental breakfast
5801 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Nonprofit Resource Center
(412) 622-6277