Evaluating for Community Impact

Friday, April 7, 2017
12:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
UCSD Extension School, UCC Room 309
6256 Greenwich Dr, San Diego, CA 92122
$0.00 - Members $55.00 - Non-Member Funders
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UC San Diego Extension Center for Research on the Regional Economy is a nationally-renowned for its expertise in workforce trends, regional economic studies, and program evaluations. Dr. Mary Walshok and Dr. Josh Shapiro are going to lead you on how to use data to demonstrate that your organization’s funding is making an impact overall and in our community.

Join Us To Learn

  • How to ask the right questions of your funding entities
  • Why you need to think about data collection before the program starts
  • How data can be used to demonstrate goals
  • Basic evaluation techniques you can start using today
  • How to measure the larger impact your investments have made
  • What data can and cannot measure


  • Dr. Mary Walshok, Dean, UC San Diego Extension
  • Dr. Josh Shapiro, Director of Research & Evaluation, Center for Research on the Regional Economy, UC San Diego Extension

Designed For

This program is designed for staff, trustees, and donors of philanthropic organizations, individual philanthropists, and impact investors. All event registrations are reviewed to determine eligibility. We respectfully request that attendees refrain from engaging in fundraising and other development activities at all SDG events.

Agenda & Registration Details

  • Free for all staff, donors and trustees of SDG member organizations
  • $55 for non-member grantmakers

12:00-1:30 Evaluation Training
1:30-2:00 Lilly Endowment Study on Philanthropy Presentation*

Lunch will be served

Please register by Tuesday, April 4.

*The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, in close partnership with the Center for Research on the Regional Economy at the University of California at San Diego, is embarking on an initial landscape study exploring philanthropy’s catalytic power to economically revitalize urban centers, and the resulting impact that economic growth subsequently may have on philanthropy. The research focuses on one key region where philanthropy is growing, San Diego, aiming to better understand the power of philanthropy to help regional economies grow and create clusters of economic activity. This pilot project seeks to understand what role regional philanthropy has played in economically robust, wealth-creating regions such as San Diego and which circumstances seem to fuel it, such as state or local public policy decisions, as well as the types of philanthropic investments. The research involves four stages consisting of data collection/mining, quantitative analysis, contextual/retrospective analysis, and qualitative case studies.

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