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2017 IMPACT Delaware Conference: AM Breakout Sessions
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DANA is offering a variety of workshops to cover different aspects of outcome management and communication.  We appreciate the partnerships with United Way, Tech Impact, the Delaware Community Foundation and Capital One in bringing these great sessions to you.  We encourage nonprofit organizations to send multiple staff members so that you can cover them all!


Morning Breakout Sessions:


Qualitative Methods to Measure Impactful Outcomes presented by David Grant

Not all nonprofits can capture data to measure outcomes.  David Grant uses a rubric (common for evaluating performance in education) as a means to help nonprofits measure outcome performance qualitatively.  David's informative presentation and engaging style provides an easy to follow method for measuring outcome performance. His book will be available for sale at a considerable discount which provides step-by-step methods to create your own rubrics on outcomes. Read David's bio.

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Defining What Matters: Using Market Indicators to Inform Outcome Focus presented by Rick Deadwyler of Delaware Community Foundation

Market Indicators Inform Outcome Deliverables

Outlining trends in the market which inform your mission and outcomes is important and can help nonprofits in their communications to Donors, public officials and allies. The Delaware Community Foundation’s DelawareFocus project is a source of knowledge and a resource for nonprofits to provide an accurate, unbiased picture of our community that is appropriate for all audiences. This [tool] provides current and compelling data on 72 data points in six subject areas – to help encourage discussion amongst donors, community leaders and organizations and it highlights the ability target and guide resources to address emerging challenges and community priorities. 

This breakout session will:

  • Introduce you to and explore which offers an objective assessment of Delaware’s quality of life performance on key indicators of well-being including social, economic, and environmental measures.
  • Discuss how data and analyses can help decision-makers identify communities’ relative weakness and strengths, set priorities, evaluate program outcomes and track progress.
  • Provide an opportunity to discuss other data sources, and potential expansion and enhancement of the DelawareFocus website, to make it most effective for the nonprofit community.

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Collective Impact: From Idea to Action presented by Tyrone Jones of United Way of Delaware

Research confirms that low-income youth tend to fall behind their peers in reading during the summer, with cumulative impact. One study attributes a substantial part of the ninth grade achievement gap in reading to disparities in summer learning opportunities during elementary school, and falling behind each summer, resulting in long-term consequences for youth. By fifth grade, summer learning loss can leave low-income students 2 1/2 to 3 years behind their peers.

In Delaware, community based organizations, educators and leaders have increasingly recognized the promise of summer to accelerate student learning. During this session United Way of Delaware will moderate engaging panel discussions with key community partners to reflect and share perspective on the realities of moving an idea to action leveraging the collective impact approach.

Session Goals are to:
  • Provide a realistic perspective about each organizations understanding and capacity to participate in a Collective Impact Movement.
  • Discuss what motivates an organization to participate in a collective impact approach and why it is vital.
  • Discuss key challenges, opportunities and lessons learned.
The session will begin with a reflection on the realities of moving to a collective effort from idea to action, and highlight important lessons learned and opportunities for aligning and strengthening the effort.

The Moderated panel will include the following organizations and panelists:

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Tracking and Communicating Your Nonprofit's Impact presented by Jordan McCarthy of Tech Impact

Learn how to better understand, improve and communicate what matters most - the work you're doing. This session will provide a high-level overview of the best tools and practices available to nonprofits who need to share their story, improve their programs and raise more money. Tech Impact's presenter will focus on Tableau and Power BI and how these tools can help program managers, development directors and other nonprofit staff turn their data into actionable information.

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