September 17, 2009 American Association of Grant Professionals (AAGP) bi-monthly meeting

Strengthening Funding Strategy with Measurement and Evaluation Today’s current economic climate demands that nonprofits and other organizations demonstrate accountability in compelling and meaningful ways. Neglecting measurement and program evaluation impacts both public recognition and the reputation of nonprofit organizations, which may ultimately result in reduced funding and threats to sustainability. This presentation will explore how measurement and program evaluation enables your organization to meet increasing funder demands and continue strategic movement during the economic downturn. This month’s presenter, Trina Willard, is Vice President of Transformation Systems Inc., a small women-owned change management consulting firm that has served government, nonprofit, and business organizations since 1994. Trina provides organizations with research and evaluation services that inform planning and future development. Her methodology typically focuses on the implementation and effectiveness of programs, policies, and procedures that help clients guide decisions with the power of information. Prior to joining TSI, Trina served for ten years as a researcher in the Virginia state government system, including eight years as Chief of the Evaluation Unit of the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services, Criminal Justice Research Center. Over the past 15 years, she has presented research findings and recommendations through several government reports, professional presentations, and training events.

Dates: September 17, 2009
Meets: from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Location: Downtown YMCA 4 W. Franklin Street
Instructor: Trina Willard
Fee: $10 for non-members and guests (to benefit AAGP)