Strategy and Evaluation for Health Foundations
July 8 @ 8:30 AM – July 9 @ 4:30 PM
A Workshop for Board Members and Staff
Presented by The Grantmaking School
Strategy and Evaluation for Health Foundations is a two-day learning experience designed for those who work for foundations whose mission is focused on human health and are considering developing a more strategic approach to their work. This course may be of particular benefit to newer, health-conversion foundations.
During this course, health foundation board members, senior staff, and program officers will be introduced to the fundamentals of strategic philanthropy and the design of foundation strategy. The course will also dive deeply into the key tools and approaches for developing strategy and evaluation frameworks.
This workshop will be presented in two parts over the course of two days. Registrants have the option of attending the full course (both days), or just Part 1 (the first half of the first day).
Who should attend:
- Board members, senior staff and program officers (teams encouraged!)
- Foundations that are considering developing a more strategic approach to their work, especially health conversion/health legacy foundations.
What you’ll come away with:
- Understanding the what, why, and how of foundation strategy
- How to use evaluation to support and inform strategy
- A basic framework for planning an evaluation appropriate to your foundation
Monday, July 8 – 8:30 a.m. to noon
Part 1 of this course introduces the fundamentals of strategic philanthropy and the design of foundation strategy. It is geared to meet the interests of board members and staff.
Monday, July 8 – 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. and Tuesday, July 9 – 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
In Part 2, we will delve more deeply into tools and approaches to developing strategy and evaluation frameworks. It is designed primarily for staff, although board members are welcome to participate in this segment as well.
Instructors: Teri Behrens and Doug Easterling
Location: RTI International (Durham, NC)
Part 1 Only: $250 per person
Breakfast & lunch included. 20% discount for multiple members.
Full Course, Parts 1 & 2: $995 per person
Breakfast & lunch included on both days. 20% discount for multiple members.
Deadline to register is Monday, July 1.
Teri Behrens, Ph.D. is the executive director of the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University. Previously, Dr. Behrens served as director of the Institute for Foundation and Donor Learning, providing professional development resources for donors, foundation staff and those who work with them to implement programs. Dr. Behrens is also the editor in chief for The Foundation Review, the first peer-reviewed journal of philanthropy. Learn more about Teri.
Doug Easterling, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy at Wake Forest School of Medicine, and served as department chair from 2005–2015. Over the past 20 years, he has served as an evaluator, strategic advisor, learning coach and facilitator for more than 30 national, state, and local foundations, with a special emphasis on health conversion foundations. Doug served as the Director of Research and Evaluation at The Colorado Trust from 1992–1999. His articles in The Foundation Review and Stanford Social Innovation Review have provided the foundation field with tools, frameworks and evaluation findings that support the design and implementation of effective strategy.