Program Planning, Reporting, and Evaluation for Community-Based Organizations

Course Description

This workshop focuses on three key activities needed to deliver a high-quality program – program planning, reporting, and evaluation. We focus on sharing knowledge, skills, tools and strategies on these topics but ground this discussion in an equity lens. We will answer this key question together, “How do community-based organizations stay accountable to serving community members, partners, funders, and colleagues in a way that is equitable and empowering to program participants and yet meets program and organizational requirements?”

We will review funding agreements (so you are confident with terminology and interpretation), run a mini-workshop on evaluation, and everyone will leave this workshop with a draft of a program plan that enables them to consider how they will meet funder and community objectives.

This workshop will be facilitated by Ashima Sumaru-Jurf and Roxanne Felix-Mah from CRC Consulting/Multicultural Family Resource Society. Roxanne has more than seventeen years of experience working in equity and inclusion in the fields of health promotion, community-based research, evaluation, settlement, and anti-racism in the private, public and non-profit sectors. These diverse experiences serve as a backdrop for her work in community capacity building, community development and mentorship. Ashima has facilitated, coordinated and managed programs related to immigration and migration, intercultural competency, anti-racism, literacy, adult education, and organizational effectiveness in the not-for-profit and government sectors. She has worked with communities and organizations throughout Alberta to build inclusive and equitable spaces and to help find strengths-based solutions to the challenges we face.

Who Should Attend

  • Anyone working in the not-for-profit/community-serving sector
  • Anyone interested in working through an inclusion/equity lens