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Work Smarts webinar

Selecting Social Impact Evaluation Methods for Arts Organizations

delivered by Paul Bakker (Social Impact Squared)

Increasingly those funding social initiatives want evidence of how much those initiatives are producing positive benefits for people and communities. That trend is the same for arts organizations, although arts organizations experience somewhat unique challenges, demands, and opportunities for measuring social impact. This workshop will review the steps arts organizations should take to select the social impact evaluation methods that will best suit their needs. We’ll review the strengths and limitations of both traditional qualitative and quantitative methods, as well as arts-based evaluation methods. We’ll then work through the steps to select methods that fit some of the workshop attendees’ needs.

About Work Smarts

Work Smarts is a webinar series focused on providing career related tips and best practices for arts administrators.

About the Presenter

Paul Bakker is a Credentialed Evaluator with a decade of experience. For the last five years, he has run his independent evaluation consulting practice, Social Impact Squared. Beyond carrying out independent evaluations, Paul often acts as an evaluation coach for nonprofits. He has trained nonprofits how to develop and apply logic models, theories of change, evaluation questions, evaluation matrixes, and data collection methods, as well as supported them in analyzing and reporting on their social impact. Paul supports a wide range of organizations, including the following arts organizations: Gallery 44, Unity Charity, and ArtReach Toronto.

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