Developing meaningful evaluations for increasing positive change in nonprofits is a challenge, particularly in the context of historically marginalized communities. How can we perform effective evaluations that center clients' interests and don’t just add to staff workloads, but generate useful “course correction” info and create good? A panel of consultants will present, with time for attendee comments and Q&A. Join colleagues and panelists in this community discussion!
Catch Your Dream Consulting/Coaching
Coco Canary Consulting
Rebecca Schueller Training & Consulting
Donte is a keynote speaker, facilitator, and trainer who focuses on helping organizations invest in their commitment to equity and inspire your community. He is the owner of and lead consultant with Catch Your Dream Consulting. Donte self-describes as a “living a life that is dedicated to leadership, social justice, and liberation.” Donte is a former board member for Youthprise, worked for Marnita’s Table and Public Allies, served as a racial justice training coordinator with the YWCA Minneapolis, and was a community engagement specialist with the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, where he managed logistics for the African American Babies Coalition. Learn more at https://www.catchyourdreamconsulting.com/.
Naaima Khan is Founder and Principal of Create Good, where she advances antiracist practice through equity-centered strategic planning and evaluation. Naaima has worked with nonprofits for 15 years as a strategic planner, facilitator, grant manager, evaluator and equity/inclusion leader. She holds a Master’s in Public Affairs from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. Naaima advocates for the principles of human-centered design and restorative/transformative justice. She serves on the board of the Minnesota Evaluation Association and participates in restorative justice circles to help divert community members from the local court system. https://creategood.squarespace.com/
According to Molly, “We help equity-driven changemakers evaluate more creatively.” Coco Canary uses arts-based methods and principles-based approaches to help organization and individuals align, design, measure, and critically engage with their work. Molly, Founder/Principal Consultant, has an MS in Natural Resources Science and Management with a minor in Evaluation Studies, and a professional background in ecology, youth programs, human services, and museum education. Molly is a filmmaker and cartoonist, a vocalist, and loves to cook delicious food. Visit Molly and Coco Canary at https://cococanary.com/.
Becky Schueller (she/her/hers.) Becky does not describe herself as an evaluation consultant, but is happy to join this panel to share ideas on how to evaluate cultural programs. Becky will present a section of her Grant Writing Readiness virtual training series that she adapted for tribal programs to help answer the question “How do you evaluate cultural programs?” You can learn more about Becky at www.bemidjiconsulting.com.