Non-Profit Success Series

1) Tools for Impact Evaluation and Measurement Workshop Series 

  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 Fall of 2019, Kravis Lab will be offering a 4-workshop series, Tools for Research & Evaluation Design – Making the Case for Funding, 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. 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: Oct 4, 2019, 1-4:30p – Understanding Research and Evaluation Design – What Approaches are Right for Your Mission?

Workshop #2: Nov 1, 2019, 1-4:30p- How to Deploy the Model for Social Change – Designing Community Based Participatory Research Plans

Workshop #3: Nov 22, 2019,1-4:30p – How to Use Secondary Data to Inform Your Research and Evaluation Plans

Workshop #4: Jan 31, 2020, (TIME TBD) – 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.


All workshops are FREE.

2) End of the Year Fundraising Workshop Series

30% of non-profits annual income is donated in December and 12% of annual giving happens in the last 3 days of the year. It’s no wonder organizations start planning their end of the year fundraising campaigns early and they last from late October all the way up to 11:59p on New Year’s Eve. Are you ready?

Kravis Lab’s End of the Year Fundraising Workshop is designed to help you plan your campaign and maximize your donations during the single biggest fundraising time of the year.

Workshop #1: Oct 4, 2019, 9a-12:30p – End of the Year Fundraising Strategies – What are the key elements needed for an end of the year fundraising campaign?

Workshop #2: Nov 1, 2019, 9a-12:30p – Impact Storytelling for Engagement, Influence and Fundraising – Effective storytelling tools to gain new supporters and increase donations.

Workshop #3: Nov 22, 2019, 9a-12:30p – How to Harness Social Media for Giving Tuesday  


All workshops are FREE.


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