Charities is pleased to announce the next offering in its free educational
series for local nonprofits, Learn with
UMC. Presenters from University of
Southern Maine's Data Innovation Project will offer a Track Your Impact workshop,
designed to help nonprofits use data to achieve their intended impact, on May 8
from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the United Farmers Market in Belfast.
Funders of all kinds increasingly expect nonprofits to demonstrate
their impact through program data. As nonprofits are expected to take on more
work previously funded by the public sector and competition for charitable
dollars increases, effective data can give crucial strength to a nonprofit's
fundraising efforts. Effective use of data can improve every aspect of
nonprofit impact, from guiding strategic direction and program development to
dramatically improving fundability.
Learn with UMC: Track Your Impact will guide
participants from Knox and Waldo county nonprofit organizations through the
purpose and processes of developing a performance measurement approach.
Attendees will define what they want to measure, set priorities, craft
quality measurement objectives, and learn how to foster a data-informed culture
in their organizations. Attendees will leave with a firm foundation in how to
build a performance measurement plan, a clear next step, and a workbook to
support them going forward.
There is no cost to participate,
but space is limited and registration is required. Sign up under events onunitedmidcoastcharities.org or call UMC at 236-2299 for more information.
United Midcoast Charities, founded in 1942, is a 501c3
nonprofit whose mission is to energize Midcoast Maine nonprofit
agencies through finance and guidance, supporting a network
of resources stronger than any single organization. Our areas of
focus are food, housing, health & safety, and economic security. In 2018
UMC awarded grants totaling $500,000 to more than 40 agencies as part of their
community-led competitive Grants Program. More information is available at www.unitedmidcoastcharities.org.
About the presenters:
The Data Innovation Project was founded with support from the Maine Economic
Improvement Fund and is housed within the Cutler Institute for Health and
Social Policy at the Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern
Maine. The Data Innovation Project improves
Maine's capacity for data-informed decision making by providing access to
affordable information and instruction, skilled technical assistance, and open
access to a growing body of resources.