Program Design, Management, & Evaluation

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.

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. 

“Full Cost” Is the Way Forward

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

Managing a nonprofit’s finances is no small or easy task. Nonprofits and those who seek to do good while making a difference in our communities are to be commended for their ability to manage resources and revenue. More often than not, nonprofits make a way when many would say there appears to be no way. To make things happen for the good, they become creative as they leverage financial support with in-kind donations and volunteer labor.