A practical, interactive workshop to learn what data and information you need to collect and how to collect it in order to report back to the funder. This is about monitoring and evaluation.
If you have been awarded external funding, congratulations! You will, however, quickly realise that being awarded the funding for a good project idea does not guarantee that you will be given all the money. Funding is often given in stages. You need to be able to prove what difference your project is making at each stage in order to be given the money. This includes showing that you are making progress towards achieving the outcomes and also measuring the outcomes themselves.
It is therefore vital to set up good monitoring and evaluation systems from the very beginning of your project. Good systems will also help you to collect the evidence you need in order to write your next, successful funding bid.
Who is it for?
The workshop is aimed at Not For Profit (charity, voluntary, community, social enterprise, third sector) organisations that:
have recently been advised of a successful grant funding application and/or
have started delivery of an externally funded project and/ or
want to know how to collect information and evidence to support future bids
It is suitable for everyone involved at different stages of the monitoring and evaluation process, from those collecting the information or data to those responsible for analysing it and presenting it to external funders, donors and their own Board.
This could include employed staff at any level, volunteers and Trustees / Board members.
What will delegates get out of it?
By the end of the workshop, delegates will:
understand the difference between monitoring and evaluation and when to use each
have had the opportunity to work through practical examples and to apply their knowledge to their own bid or project idea
have knowledge of the types of data and information that can be collected and ideas about how it can be collected
take away a Delegate Pack that can be used immediately and in the future
Delegates will get the most out of the workshop if they come with a particular funding bid (past, draft or recently submitted) or a specific project in mind. This will help to focus the practical exercises.
Terms and Conditions and FAQs
Tickets are non-refundable. If you cannot attend on the booked date, you are welcome to send someone else in your place. There is no additional fee for this.
Tickets can be transferred to an alternative event date for a fee, as below:
Transfers more than two months before the event date will incur a charge of £25.
Transfers two months or less before the event date will incur a charge of £50.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
You can contact Catherine Liddle via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I update my registration information?
Yes. If, for example, you need to add or change the name of the person who will be attending, you can change this yourself by going back into your booking. See your confirmation email from Eventbrite.
The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
Yes. Please let the organiser know in advance if possible by amending your booking on Eventbrite - see your confirmation email - or by emailing Catherine on email@example.com
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No. The groups are small - maximum size 10 people - so you will be registered individually when you arrive. Tickets are not necessary although you may wish to bring your printed ticket with you for the venue address.