Non-Profit Success Series

Tools for Impact Evaluation and Measurement Certificate Program for Non-Profits

Tools for Impact Evaluation and Measurement – Making the Case for Funding
Workshop Series and Certificate Program

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.

In the spring semester of 2019, Kravis Lab will be offering a 4-workshop series, Tools for Research & Evaluation Design – Making the Case for Funding (see attached description), to train 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

Interested participants are welcome to come to one or all workshops. In order to receive a certificate in the course, participants must attend all 4 workshops. 


This program is offered in partnership with Community Health Council and sponsored by a generous gift from the Lewis Family Fund.