PIE regularly provides workshops that can support your organizations’ evaluation and planning processes. We want you to be your own best evaluator!
PIE offers a suite of workshops, designed for both novice elevators, and those who are more experienced. Common offerings include the following:
Building an Evaluation System
This workshop will outline a how-to for building and improving nonprofit evaluation practice. It will focus on a specific process that organizational leaders and evaluators can leverage to understand their organization’s data, improve their current evaluation systems, and work towards data practices that are equitable and sustainable.
This workshop will provide an overview of the importance of “starting with the end in mind” and mapping the outcomes of your program/ organization. An overview of ways to present and think about your outcomes is detailed, including common approaches such as logic models, theories of change, and their benefits and drawbacks. A mapping activity will be conducted, which will model how you can build outcome maps at your organization.
Equity in Evaluation
Traditional approaches to data and evaluation practices for nonprofits often fail to assess diversity, inclusion, and equity; which makes disparities hard to recognize, let alone address. This session will introduce a culturally responsive and equitable approach to data and evaluation strategies for practitioners. You will be introduced to practical tools and strategies that can be effectively used in program planning, implementation, evaluation, and dissemination of inclusive and equitable outcomes.
Data Collection Tools & Processes
This workshop will provide an overview of best practices for creating and implementing data tools. This includes designing surveys and inteview/ focus group protocols, as well as ways to streamline your data collection practices to increase response rates and elevate participant voice.
Introduction to Google Data Studio
This workshop will give an introduction to Google Data Studio, a free online tool for converting data into customizable reports and interactive dashboards. Participants will learn key terminology, functions and their practical applications inside this exciting free app. By the end of this workshop you should have some basic tools to get started using Google Data Studio to monitor programs and their impact in real-time.
Canva & Infographics
Reporting to diverse audiences is a key part of evaluation work. In this workshop you will learn a step-by-step approach to creating infographics using the free online tool, Canva. Not only will you learn how to use Canva’s built-in templates and designs, but you will also learn strategies for organizing information, using design principles to guide readers to the important information, choosing colors and graphics, and more.
PIE day is our annual, half-day conference where we bring together funders, nonprofits, and changemakers to explore important topics in evaluation, capacity building and strategic planning. PIE Day offers a suite of presentations, small group discussions, and networking activities to support learning and dialogue across attendees.
This year’s topic was
“Telling the Story: Promoting Your Work and Capturing Your Impact”
PIE has been our go-to for anything that involves data.