Presenter: Jen Riley, Smarty Grants, Funding Centre and Our Community. Jen Riley has more than 20 years of experience in the social sector, having worked with government and large not-for-profits of all kinds, and for leading firm Clear Horizon Consulting. She’s a specialist in social sector change, with skills in strategic planning, program and product design, management and evaluation.
Why outcomes – Granters want to know what their investment will result in through your program. Developing outcomes statements are a key tool to be clear about your program’s intended outcomes when applying for funding. This session will get you thinking about :
Central to this process is understanding the difference between output and outcomes, and how to support your organisation to shift to an outcomes orientation when considering program design. Simple examples are provided illustrate the difference between outputs and outcomes, working up to some trickier examples .
Why measure outcomes?
What are outcomes? Outcomes are the benefits or changes for the individuals or organisations in a project/program/initiative:
Discussion around what is an output vs what is an outcome.
Why is a theory of change important?
Jen also provides an overview of the SmartyGrants process, with advice on what to highlight in applications.
Watch this session here.
This is the first in the series of webinars OurCommunity are hosting. Keep up to date through their website.
Resources suggested for developing your own outcomes framework can be found here:
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