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Set Your GPS: Developing a Theory of Change

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm  PT
In-person | San Francisco, CA


A theory of change (TOC) lays out a roadmap showing the pathways and interventions necessary to reach the intended results. Presented by Informing Change, this session will introduce you to the concept of TOC, and how it helps to achieve a social change initiative’s long-term goals. Some of the questions this program will answer include: What is a theory of change? Why is it important? How does it lay the groundwork for evaluation—assessing whether or not your strategies are effective?

Upon leaving this introductory session, participants will have:

  • Learned the definition, component parts, and uses of a theory of change.
  • Practiced answering a handful of key questions necessary for creating a theory of change.

About the presenters:

Dr. AnnJanette Rosga is a researcher, educator, and facilitator with 30 years’ experience supporting organizations affecting systems-level social change. For Informing Change, Anjie directs strategic learning projects. She has also conducted evaluations, facilitated theories of change and strategic planning processes, and provided evaluation capacity-building trainings to various organizations.

Natalie Blackmur, Communications Manager at Informing Change, helps project teams and the clients they support find and share the stories in their data. She has particular expertise in synthesizing and distilling qualitative data into useful findings, helping clients connect the data dots.


Foundation Center West
312 Sutter Street, 2nd floor
San Francisco, CA 94108

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