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Dollars and Beyond: Demonstrating the Value of Programs and Services

United Way Winnipeg

Wednesday, 31 January 2018 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)

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Dollars and Beyond: Demonstrating the Value of Programs and Service


Wednesday, January 31, 2018

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

United Way Winnipeg, 580 Main Street (parking in the rear)

Snacks and a light lunch will be provided.

If cost is a barrier to participation, please call Tamara Ingrilli at 204-924-4242 or email tingrilli@unitedwaywinnipeg.mb.ca.


Community organizations are increasing being asked to demonstrate the value of the programs and services they provide. The big question is…how to place a monetary value on the outcomes of social services? Much of what is accomplished in the sector is challenging to monetize. Evaluative methods such as Social Return on Investment (SROI) and Descriptive Cost Analysis can be used to demonstrate the value of programs and services in monetary terms. However, Most Significant Change stories, case studies, and photovoice are other ways agencies can demonstrate the value of programs and services without having to wade into the debate of how to monetize human service outcomes. These methods emphasize the power of story in demonstrating value.

United Way of Winnipeg is pleased to partner with Proactive Information Services to provide a one-day learning opportunity to help deepen understanding regarding what is involved in demonstrating value, both monetarily and through story. Participants will learn more about methods such as Social Return on Investment, the Most Significant Change methodology, and photovoice. Participants will learn what might be the next steps to demonstrating the value of what their agency provides to the community, and will leave with a framework of how to build a ‘value story’.

Workshop Overview

Participants will leave the session with:

  • A better understanding of the difference between ‘cost’ and ‘value’ of programs and services;
  • A framework of how to build a ‘value story’ or their program/service/organization
  • An introduction to methods for monetizing cost and value such as Descriptive Cost Analysis and Social Return on Investment (SROI);
  • Knowledge that will help agencies become better ‘consumers’ of SROI and Descriptive Cost Analysis;
  • An introduction to methods that came be used to demonstrate value that are based on story, such as Most Significant Change, case studies, and photovoice;
  • Issues to consider when choosing a method for demonstrating value; and
  • Consideration of what might be the next steps when wanting to demonstrate the value of programs and services.

About the Facilitator

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Denise Belanger

Passionate about issues of access and voice, Denise Belanger has been working in evaluation for 20 years, all of these at Proactive Information Services. She has undertaken evaluative work in the areas of social services, public health, education, justice, and poverty reduction for clients that include federal, provincial and territorial governments, local jurisdictions, schools and districts, post-secondary institutions, foundations, community organizations, and other NGOs across Canada, as well as internationally. Over the years, she has worked in Canada with people in newcomer communities, with rural, urban and Northern communities, and with Indigenous communities. In addition to being a Credentialed Evaluator, Denise has conducted many workshops on evaluation methods, presented at numerous national and international evaluation conferences, and was the 2014 recipient of the Canadian Evaluation Society’s Contribution to Evaluation in Canada Award for her work in including the voices of young children and other traditionally disenfranchised and vulnerable populations.

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United Way Winnipeg
580 Main Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Canada

Wednesday, 31 January 2018 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)


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United Way ensures an essential network of programs and services by providing support to nearly 100 agency partners. Each plays a vital role in our overall strategy to ensure lasting, positive change by addressing the underlying causes of our city's most challenging social issues.

Every year, thousands of volunteers and committed Winnipeggers raise millions of dollars that are invested back into the community. Donations support programs and partnerships that inspire lasting change, better lives, and a safer, stronger Winnipeg for all of us.

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