Nonprofit Management Series offers ‘Four Steps to Program Impact’

Staff Writer
Tri-County Times

ISU Extension & Outreach has partnered with United Ways of Story and Marshall counties to present the 2015 Nonprofit Management Series. The series will include half-day classes designed for staff in the nonprofit business community. These opportunities are meant to enhance your nonprofit knowledge and skills. We invite nonprofit managers, employees, volunteers and board members to attend.

The Aug. 27 session, “Four Steps to Program Impact,” will be facilitated by Nancy Franz, emeritus professor, ISU School of Education.

Participants will be introduced to a four-step model to articulate, measure and report program/project impact. The model will then be applied to participants’ current programs or projects. Templates and examples of a program logic model, evaluation plan, scorecard and other tools will be provided.

The next and final session of the Mini Non-Profit Management Academy will be “The Eight Essential Functions of the Board of Directors” and will be held Oct. 22.

Sessions will open with registration at 8:30 a.m., sessions start at 9 and run until noon. All sessions will be held at the Marshall County Extension Office – 2608 S. Second St, Marshalltown.

All sessions are $25 and include refreshments. Registration must be received no less than three days prior to class. Payments may be mailed to: Marshall County Extension, 2608 S 2nd St, Marshalltown, IA 50158.

For questions regarding the Nonprofit Management Academy, call Amy Pieper at 641-752-1551 or email her at apieper@iastate.edu.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach programs are available to all without regard to race, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, sex, marital status, disability or status as a U.S. veteran.

The fees for service will be used to offset direct expenses and to support the Community and Economic Development County Extension Program.