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Outcome Measurement: What Do Fundraisers Need to Know?

Jul 12, 2012

Over the last few years, terms like "impact", "evaluation", and "outcomes" have become standard components of most foundation grants, and more and more foundations now require grantseekers to quantify the expected reach of their services and programs. But what do these terms mean and how do fundraisers fit into the equation?

Julia Bator, the Chief Executive Officer at Fund for Public Schools, moderates the discussion at this Foundation Center special event, which focuses on how to measure and evaluate your organization's impact and outcomes.  She is joined by: Laurie Dien, the Senior Program Officer at the Pinkerton Foundation; Traci Lester, the Executive Director of Reach Out and Read of Greater New York; and Sylvia Rowlands, the Assistant Executive Director of Evidence-Based Programs for New York Foundling.

Topics covered include:

-          Understanding foundations' expectations prior to the application

-          Ensuring that your organization has the capacity to track and produce the required data

-          Involving program staff prior to, during, and after the grant

This program is presented in collaboration with AFP New York City Chapter.

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