Program Design, Management, & Evaluation

Getting Equity Advocacy Results (GEAR)

It's through continued effort that policy changes to promote equity are implemented and imbedded into practice. Tracking the progress of equity advocacy is important and does not need to be complex or daunting. Getting Equity Advocacy Results (GEAR) from PolicyLink is a suite of benchmarks, methods, and tools for advocates, organizers, and their allies to track the results of their equity campaigns to:

Using Project Management Principles to Ensure Successful Collaborations

Whether leading a project, chairing a committee, or trying to keep a board meeting on track, project management principles can guide diverse groups and maintain the focus on a shared vision of success. In this session, you’ll learn the importance of defining a scope and deliverables; strategies for reaching and maintaining consensus; and using and communicating timelines and tasks. Participants will come away with actionable ideas for improving the effectiveness of collaborative projects and for working better within and across diverse groups.

How to Change Your DEI Culture in One Month

While many organizations use the buzzwords diversity,’ ‘equity,’ and ‘inclusion’ as a value, employees can’t articulate actions by their leadership around this pivotal issue. If you want to ignite excitement and purpose around DEI at your workplace, this session will provide actionable steps you can take to spearhead change at any size organization, and share resources including a workplace checklist, tips on how to form a DEI working group, and statistics that help support your case for DEI. 

Recording length: 1 hour, 9 minutes

Planning for the Lost Horizon

Kathy Ridge, Founder and CEO, LevRidge Resources, LLC

We now know a single vaccine will not instantly obliterate the COVID virus. Instead, we must depend on personal behaviors, along with contact tracing and vaccines, to decrease infection rates. As organizations face an unknown future, how do we plan, prepare, and organize for the ‘lost horizon’ that is 2021 and the post-virus world?

You don’t need a new strategic plan – you need a short-term business plan based on what you do know to get through the next 18 months and develop more resiliency.

Toolkit: Ensuring Virtual Events are Accessible for All

The circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated that many organizations move their events and conferences from in-person to virtual. The benefits of online events make them a trend that is likely to continue well beyond the pandemic. For people with disabilities who use assistive technology such as screen readers for the visually impaired or video captioning for the hearing impaired, fully partiicpating in online events can present a challenge.

Building Assets

Jeanne Tedrow, President & CEO, North Carolina Center for Nonprofits

How do we develop operational practices in the area of program design, management, and evaluation that incorporates equity and cultural sensitivity to those we seek to serve? In building our organizations, are we looking through an asset-based lens to design programs? How we view the community we serve and those who will receive our services influences our program design and subsequent management and evaluation of those services.