Claremont McKenna College's commitment to supporting our local Inland Empire non-profits expands this year through a new certificate program. This program will be facilitated by the Kravis Lab for Social Impact, a new office on campus. Some of you may know us from when we were under the Kravis Leadership Institute umbrella. We are excited to launch this program as one of our inaugural Kravis Lab community offerings.
Often when non-profits provide products and services, they define their impact by the execution of services, how many people they have reached, how many products used or other quantifiable evidence of service delivered. But is that impact? Kravis Lab defines impact as the effect or influence of one person, thing, or action, on another. This program asks non-profits to see beyond the number of people they have reached, and explore and identify the existing ways in which they are transforming the lives of those people and/or their communities because of their interventions.
This spring we are hosting a 4-workshop series to help non-profits implement tools to track their impact: Tools for Research & Evaluation Design – Making the Case for Funding. These series of workshops will support local non-profit and community-based organizations to design and implement a research and evaluation strategy that evidences the impact of their missions. Every month NPO/CBOs will learn a variety of tools for impact measurement, how to frame the story of their impact, and how to use it for influence, fundraising, recruitment and support. The final workshop will feature a funding panel who will help participants understand their funding evaluation criteria and guide them through developing a succinct framing of their impact strategy.
- Workshop #1: Feb 9 - Understanding Research and Evaluation Design – What Approaches are Right for Your Mission?
- Workshop #2: Mar 9 - How to Deploy the Model for Social Change – Designing Community Based Participatory Research Plans
- Workshop #3: April 13 - How to Use Secondary Data to Inform Your Research and Evaluation Plans
- Workshop #4: Jun 5 - How to Explain Evaluation to Funders – A Funders Panel and Poster Presentation on Research and Evaluation