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Outcomes-Based Program Evaluation Certificate

Learn to Demonstrate Programmatic Success

The Outcomes-Based Program Evaluation Certificate, underwritten by The Rees-Jones Foundation, is a series of six 5-hour sessions that are each designed to provide non-profit professionals with knowledge and skills to evaluate program processes and outcomes.  

Participants learn how to formalize program logic with Theory of Change and Program Logic Models and process maps; develop indicators to measure success; design and use appropriate data collection methods; perform simple data analyses; communicate findings; and utilize the results to promote program improvement, innovation and growth. Throughout the workshop series, participants build a program evaluation framework for a single program and present a completed evaluation system during the last workshop session.  

Participants are expected to complete an additional 3 to 4 hours of pre-work and/or homework between each session.

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Course Objectives:

  • Understand the value and utility of a comprehensive program evaluation 

  • Able to develop and utilize Theory of Change and Program Logic Models, data collection plans and process maps 

  • Recognize and be able to successfully implement the components of a program evaluation framework    

  • Develop skills for simple program data analyses for communication, stakeholder reporting and decision-making

  • Complete a final project that incorporates all aspects of Outcomes-Based Program Evaluation

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CNM Fort Worth
1701 River Run, Suite 1002
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
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9 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

One hour break provided for lunch on your own


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Tuition and Requirements: 

$250 per participant (limited to 2 staff per organization)

  • Serve the DFW Region
  • Focus area of children and families
  • Ability to attend all sessions with full participation

No restrictions on operating budget, mission space, or service location.

Each participant must select one program to focus on during the training.

Program selected must have clear goals.

Participant must have a thorough understanding of how the program selected works.

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Session Dates:

  1. March 5, 2019
  2. March 26, 2019
  3. April 2, 2019
  4. April 16, 2019
  5. April 30, 2019
  6. May 14, 2019


* All CNM guests must park on the 6th level of the parking garage located next to the tall Westbend I office building where CNM is located. CNM’s lease agreement requires that CNM visitors park on this designated level. Violations will result in CNM’s eviction and/or your vehicle being towed. Thank you for helping us to be good tenants! Westbend parking garage is free, bright, clean, safe, video-monitored, and has elevators and music.

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For nearly 40 years, CNM has helped strengthen nonprofits by offering affordable education and management consulting services to our members. We broadened our mission in early 2015 to strengthen communities by connecting and engaging nonprofits and other stakeholders through thought leadership, management expertise and outcomes technology.

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1701 River Run, # 1002
Fort Worth, TX 76107