Southern California Learning Community 

Thank you for joining us on November 30, 2018 for  Achieving Impact through Evaluation and Data for Family Strengthening Programs. Know Your Audience:
Local Civic Leaders/Policy Makers and Community/Agency Partners.

Our sincere apologies for the audio issues at the beginning of the convening. We understand how frustrating it was and appreciate your patience and understanding.
We are preparing for a better experience at the next convening on March 8, 2018.

Putting learning into practice

All the convening participants are encouraged to:
  • Continue developing a culture of inquiry for evaluation, including valuing data, creativity, and consistent internal data sharing!
  • Create a first level data report for a single program - who we served and what we did.
  • Create a second level report for a single program and include one practical, relevant impact measure.
4 strategies for preparing reports for policy makers and community leaders:
  1. Share how your program addresses an area of unmet need in the community. This assists leaders in allocating resources. 
  2. Succinctly share the impact of your activities.
  3. Articulate the return on investment for your program.
  4. Cite quality 3rd party data that is relevant to your program's impact.

Cheryl Wold & Lisa Fraser

Please view a video recording of the convening here and use the guide below to access your area of interest. (The audio improves within the first few minutes of Todd's presentation.) 
  • Todd Sosna evaluation presentation, 26:03
  • Jolie Mason presentation - The Evaluation Workbook, 43:00
  • Cheryl Wold Portrait of Los Angeles County presentation, 1:29:50

Visme  is the design tool used by Riverside County to create their attractive reports. The basic individual plan is free and they offer non-profit discounts.  Tableau  is an analytics platform that offers solutions for teams and collaborators.  Data can be collected for free using Google Forms .

Todd Sosna Presentation

A Portrait of Los Angeles County produced by Measure of America, examines well-being and access to opportunity using the human development framework and index.   
Cheryl Wold Presentation

Save the dates for the rest of the series!

Achieving Impact through Evaluation and Data for 
Family Strengthening Programs

Friday March 8, 2019
Know Your Audience: Staff and Volunteers 
Hub: Whittier
Remote Sites: Atascadero, Lancaster, San Bernardino, San Diego
Live Online

Friday May 17, 2019
Know Your Audience: Program Participants, Clients and Community Members
Hub:  San Bernardino
Remote Sites:  Atascadero, Lancaster, San Bernardino, San Diego
Live Online

Please mark your calendars and stay tuned for more information about locations and enrollment! 

On behalf of the SoCal Learning Community team,  we look forward to seeing you soon!

Lisa Fraser
Southern California Learning Community Facilitator
(805) 466-5404