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Program Evaluation 101

Originally presented on
April 27, 2022



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This two-hour webinar will walk through the basics of program evaluation, including key elements to create a plan, gather data that are both useful and meaningful, and share the results. We will hone in on how to create a measurable outcome, a critical component of a successful program evaluation process. There will be breakout sessions for participants to discuss key questions and learn from each other as well as a Q and A session.


Learners will:

  • Discuss the role program evaluation plays in nonprofit organizations
  • Understand how to create measurable outcomes
  • Identify the specific steps to start integrating program evaluation into a nonprofit organization


Who should attend: Staff of family resource centers, child abuse prevention councils, and other child- and family-serving organizations.




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Chari Smith believes evaluation should be accessible, practical, and usable. She founded Evaluation into Action to help nonprofit professionals create realistic and meaningful program evaluation processes. She has taught several workshops helping nonprofit professionals understand the value and use of program evaluation. Recently, she was the opening keynote speaker at the American Evaluation Association Conference. Her book, Nonprofit Program Evaluation Made Simple: Get Your Data. Show Your Impact. Improve Your Programs., provides step by step instruction on how to do program evaluation.

Chari is a proud member of the Oregon Program Evaluators Network (OPEN), the International Society of Evaluation Education (ISEE ), and the American Evaluation Association (AEA). She is also an adjunct faculty member for the University of Portland’s Pamplin School of Business Nonprofit MBA program.



Founder and President, Evaluation Into Action