Set Your Nonprofit Program Up for Success In Two Hours
During this two hour masterclass, we will work on creating or modifying a logic model, a visual tool that is key to setting your nonprofit program up to increase impact and funding.
Is This Class Right For Me?
Whether you’re an independent grant writer, program manager on staff at a nonprofit or executive director of your own nonprofit, this class will help you if you’ve faced any of these challenges…
You know that you’re doing great work and that people’s lives are being changed, but you struggle with communicating the impact of your program to stakeholders, such as program participants, community members, and funders.
Rallying Your Team Around
Your team is doing ALL of the things. You’re burning the candle at both ends to meet the needs of your community. But, you’ve also noticed that your team is not aligned on the same set of goals. You keep asking yourself, what is the ultimate purpose for all the work we’re doing? How can we work smarter instead of harder?
Meeting Grant Requirements
As you’ve applied for and/or received grant funding, you’ve noticed that funders are increasingly asking you to submit a logic model and/or an evaluation plan. You’ve Googled both and while you understand what they are, you’re stumped as to how to actually create them in order to make a compelling case for funding or keep the funding that you currently have.
These challenges are very common upon nonprofit leaders and in my experience, the main reason they come up is because the natural tendency is to jump right in with a solution to a problem they’re seeing in the community. And that makes perfect sense given how important nonprofit work is.
However, it’s equally important to work strategically to meet your goals and having a logic model for your nonprofit program is a critical component.
Wait! I just realized that I didn’t explicitly state what a logic model is. A logic model is a visual that illustrates how your program will work to fill a community’s identified needs. Logic models are basically a roadmap that shows we’re headed and what you need to do to meet your goals.
Ok, now that we’re all on the same page about what a logic model is, here is what you can expect to learn during the class:
The one mistake you’re making in your grant application that is causing your application to get rejected.
The one thing potential donors must know about your program.
How to get a perfect stranger excited about and ready to support your program… in five minutes.
Why you should to start with the end, not the beginning in mind when planning your program.
How to know if you have enough capital to meet your goals.
My process for ensuring your program has a lasting legacy.
Yes, all of that can be accomplished by creating a one page document over the course of two hours!
My name is Dr. Christian Bell and I am an evaluation and learning consultant for nonprofits. As I’ve worked with leaders over the past ten years, I’ve found that they tend to struggle with clarifying program outcomes and identifying the data they need to track to meet those outcomes.
In the current competitive funding environment, nonprofit organizations must be able to communicate for whom, in what way, and exactly how you’ll measure your results.
I strongly believe that creating a logic model is the first step to showing your impact and is key to the success of every nonprofit program. I hope that you’ll join me for this masterclass!
Christian M. Bell, Ph.D.
Program Evaluation & Learning Consultant
What People Say About Working With Me
Christian played a crucial role in our development of our data-driven instruction (DDI) initiative. She walked our team through the development of a logic model, something that we have not yet done before in our work. She worked side-by-side with our team to help us not only articulate our short and long-term goals, but also articulate the changes in behavior that we wanted to see as a result of our initiative. As a result, we saw a ten-fold increase for the specific behavior we targeted through our initiative, which is directly related to Christian’s work.
Christian played an invaluable role in helping us recognize that the first thing we needed in order to measure our impact was to create a logic model. She took us through the process of creating the model step by step in a way that was compelling, accessible and incredibly useful. Her guidance and feedback throughout the process produced both short and long term outcomes that have been game-changing.
The cost of this 2 hour class is
- At the end of the class, you’ll have a logic model that connects the problem you’re trying to solve, with the resources you have to operate your program, the activities you plan, and the changes or results you hope to achieve.
Having each of these will help you stand out from the crowd when applying for grant funding.
More importantly, you will walk away with a clear sense of the impact you plan to have and how you will show the results of your program.
And, once you understand the process, you can apply it to other programs you have… now or in the future.
- Your enrollment also includes a copy of my workbook, The Program Manager’s Handbook: Four Steps to Position Your Nonprofit for Increased Funding & Impact. This workbook is a step-by-step guide intended for nonprofit program managers and executive directors (because let’s face it, sometimes you wear multiple hats). The book will walk you through my process for the four things I see nonprofits struggle with the most: clarifying their nonprofit programs’ outcomes, identifying data need to track to meet those outcomes, using data to make strategic decisions, and sharing their results.
- What happens after I pay for the class? Once your payment is processed, you will be able to access the class immediately. You have the option of watching the entire class at one time or watching each section separately. If you’re new to logic models, I strongly suggest that you start from the beginning and don’t skip sections. However, if you’re already familiar with logic models or want to go back and review a particular lesson, you’re able to do so as well.
- In addition, your digital copy of The Program Manager’s Handbook can be found in the Materials section of the class.
If this class sounds right for you, I’d love for you to enroll!