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Preparing for Data Collection

Tuesday March 3, 2020

2340 Alamo Ave SE #200
Albuquerque, NM 87106




Center for Nonprofit Excellence

Phone: 5052451727
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Learn about the different methods to plan your data collection protocol and understand the benefits and costs of data collection methods, including assessments, surveys, interviews and more.


Does your nonprofit need clarity on which evaluation method(s) make the most sense for measuring the impact of your programs? Join us to learn about the different methods and to plan your data collection protocol. 

Learning Objectives

Understand the benefits and costs of data collection methods, including assessments, surveys, interviews and interactive focus groups. 

Identify a data collection tool that fits your organization.

 Draft a data collection protocol. 


This 2-hour workshop is a follow-on to the Logic Models and Measuring What Matters workshop. Participants should bring their organization's logic model. Participants will consider the benefits and costs of various data collection options, including assessments, surveys, interviews and interactive focus groups. They will then choose the option that fits their organization goals, and yields the best data for the effort. Finally, they will develop data collection protocols that address outputs and outcomes from the organization's logic model, and that make use of rubrics that capture levels of performance.  




Executive directors, operations managers, and program managers


Melissa Binder, Ph.D., is Director of the UNM Master of Public Policy and Associate Director of the UNM Evaluation Lab, which she helped create in 2015. The Evaluation Lab has worked with dozens of New Mexico nonprofits since then to build effective and sustainable evaluation systems that are inclusive, embedded, and that measure what really matters. The Evaluation Lab has two programs:  a student fellowship that partners graduate students with nonprofits looking for hands-on support, and an annual Summer Institute that trains nonprofits in building internal evaluation capacity.  Melissa is also a faculty member in the UNM Economics Department.