Impact Evaluation for Social Change

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
8:30am - 1:00pm PDT
San Diego Grantmakers
5060 Shoreham Place, Suite 350, San Diego, CA 92122
$0.00 - Members $100.00 - Non-Member Funders
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What if you could better evaluate the impact of your grantees and track the good work they are doing in their communities? This interactive workshop will give you a thorough understanding of how impact can be assessed under the ‘Theory of Change’ evaluation approach and the tools you need to measure the outcomes of your grantees work more efficiently and effectively. Some of the key topics that will be discussed during this workshop include:

  • Understanding evaluation approaches between Theory of Change and Logic Model
  • Using appreciative inquiry to identify assessment measures for evaluation
  • Applying an appropriate evaluation process and set of measurements for different types of non-profits
  • Creating organizational and relational conditions essential to effective evaluation of grantees

This workshop is geared towards members (and eligible non-members) who want to improve the way they assess grantee impact.

Light breakfast and lunch will be provided.


This workshop series is presented by Paul Watson, Jr. and Dr. William Oswald from Global Action Research Center (Global ARC), a San Diego-based nonprofit organization that works to support the development of Healthy People, Healthy Places, and Healthy Communities through increased civic participation. The Global ARC was founded in 2009 for the purpose of bridging the gap between science and community to facilitate healthy community development. 

Paul Watson, Jr is President/CEO of the Global Action Research Center. Formerly Executive Director of the Training and Research Institute for Residential Youth Centers in New Haven, CT; San Diego Youth and Community Services; and Watson and Associates International. 


William Oswald, Ph.D. is Associate Executive Director of the Global Action Research Center. Formerly Executive Director for Foundation for Change; Director of Community Development for Tenants United for Public Housing Project; and Assistant Dean, School of Human Services at Springfield College, San Diego.


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