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Effective Evaluation and Development Partnership

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May 16th 2019 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Colorado Nonprofit Association | Training Center
Suite 100
Denver 80203 - 3529

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Phone: (303) 813 - 4215  ext. 215
Event Fee(s)
Registration $ 65.00
AFP $ 60.00

Our professional development trainings are made possible by the generous support of U.S. Bank



One of the primary barriers many nonprofits face with evaluation is how to effectively use results to communicate with donors and funders. Indeed, many aspects of evaluation practice are oriented towards supporting program development and accountability, not  fundraising.

This training will explore both the conflicts and commonalities between effective data use from the perspectives of evaluators and fundraisers. We will introduce practices that evaluation and development-focused staff can follow to craft a more effective partnership. Finally, we will share approaches to using program data for fundraising, including benchmarking, calculating costs-per-outcome, isolating intervention effects, and calculating social return on investment.


  • Free for members of Colorado Nonprofit Association (must be logged in for discount on Regular price)
  • $60 for members of AFP
  • $65 standard
Event Description
Learning Objectives

Participants will leave this training with

  • A knowledge of best practices and pitfalls for development staff leveraging program evaluation results

  • An understanding of what program evaluation staff can do to support their development team

  • Detailed templates they can follow to calculate a program’s cost-per-outcome and social return on investment


Nonprofit program directors and managers; development directors and staff; Communications / event staff; evaluation managers

Level of Difficulty


6 or more years of experience in the field

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Paul Collier, Paul Collier Consulting

Paul Collier is the founder of Paul Collier Consulting, a firm that helps innovative social sector leaders leverage data to understand their impact and make a difference in their clients' lives. 

Paul brings his clients 8 years of experience working in data system design and implementation, data product creation, and evaluation capacity building. His clients include organizations in Colorado, California, and the Washington D.C. areas. Before establishing his own firm Paul served as the Data & Evaluation Manager at the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center, one of San Francisco's oldest family serving nonprofits. 


Nia Wassink, Mission Launch Fundraising

Nia has worked in the nonprofit sector for over a decade. Most recently, she served as Executive Director of Voices For Children CASA of Boulder County. Prior to that, she was the Business & Development Director with Blue Sky Bridge, a Child Advocacy Center, which also works with abused and neglected children. In addition to working in the nonprofit sector, Nia volunteers her time on the Board of Attention Homes, as a Court-Appointed Special Advocate, and as a partner with Social Venture Partners – Boulder County.

Nia received her undergraduate degree in Sociology from the University of Michigan and her Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Management from Regis University in Denver. Nia lives in Longmont with her husband and cats, where she keeps busy by refinishing furniture and the occasional piano session.

Qualifies for Excellence in Nonprofit Principles and Practices. Completion of a post-training evaluation is required for this training to count toward recognition. 


Need to cancel? Please email Akila Copeland no fewer than 3 business days prior to the training. Members, please review our Cancellation Policy for more information. 

Event Custom Fields
Training/Event Topic Evaluation, Fundraising

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