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*Special Program* Bridging the Gap between Science and Passion: The Importance of Monitoring and Evaluation in Grant Writing

Thursday, June 15, 2017 11:00 am - 12:30 pm  ET
In-person | Washington, DC

The purpose of this workshop is designed in four parts to help the audience grasp the following concepts in monitoring and evaluation (M&E):

1. Planning

2. Data collection

3. Making data usable

4. Using data for decision making

This workshop is applicable to nonprofit, government and contractor companies that have team members (i.e. program staff, managers, analysts or grant administrators) tasked to collect, analyze or report on M&E data. While data collection can at times seem daunting, this workshop is designed to unpack the sometimes intimidating research designs of M&E to help startups and seasoned program managers create M&E models that are sound, scientific and professional. It is recommended that multiple members of a team attend this training because in the best case scenario, M&E is not a one-person process.

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the four concepts in M&E
  • Create a logic model
  • Understand how SMART goals and objectives support the M&E process

About the Presenter:

Dr. Chioma Oruh

Dr. Chioma Oruh is a management and policy analyst, consultant and disabilities rights advocate residing in Washington, DC. As a consultant, Dr. Oruh is grant writer and policy analyst with experience in offering supportive data for drafting government legislation as well as corporate and nonprofit companies. She is also a voting member of the Early Childhood Education Policy Council, which is a DC Public Schools body that reviews and advises on the city’s Head Start grant application to the Department of Health and Human Services. In addition, Dr. Oruh also serves as Consumer Advisory Member of the Georgetown University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities and as an Ex-officio Member of Family Support Council of the District’s Department of Disabilities Services. As part of her service in the District government, Dr. Oruh has had the opportunity to write grants and work on policies that impact on both public-private partnerships and Federal block grants. As a scholar, Dr. Oruh has served as a lecturer at Howard University, working with students to craft their research designs for a variety of courses in the Department of Political Science. Dr. Oruh lives in the historic neighborhood of Takoma in Ward 4 of Washington, DC with her two sons, Atty and Jedi, and is an active member of the Takoma Education Campus Parent Teacher Organization.

Space is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. 


1627 K Street NW, Third Floor
Washington, DC 20006-1708

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(202) 331-1400.  

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