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Impact Through Collaboration Workshop Series with the City of Regina

Impact through Collaboration: How Evidence-Based Research Can Better Support the Non-Profit Sector is worshop series offered by the City of Regina and the University of Regina. This series is intended to help support the important work that non-profit agencies do in delivering supports and services to community members.

 

Session 1 (28 September 2020)
Non-Profit Agencies and the University Researcher: Discussing Mutual Benefits

This panel discussion brought together non-profit administrators and community-based researchers to discuss community-campus collaborations and the benefits of working together to address complex issues in our community. The moderated panel discussion included an analysis of collaborations from project planning and funding through to evaluation. The audience learned about the ways in which these collaborations can strengthen funding applications as well as the benefit of community-based research in addressing complex social issues in our community to better support the important work that non-profit agencies do.

Session 2 (Part 2a) October 26th, 2020: Dos and Dont's When Applying for Community-Based Grants

Are you interested in developing grant applications that get funded? Are you interested in learning some simple tools for grant writing that will indicate to funding agencies that your project will be succesful? Watch this session to learn about some of the buzzwords that funders use, hear about the steps needed to develop a feasible plan to evaluate your work during the course of your project, and learn about supports available to help ensure your evaluation happens in a good way.

 

 Session 2 (Part 2b) October 26th, 2020: Do's and Dont's When Applying for Community-Based Grants

Are you interested in developing grant applications that get funded? Are you interested in learning some simple tools for grant writing that will indicate to funding agencies that your project will be succesful? In this workshop, we will talk about some of the buzzwords that funders use, discuss steps needed to develop a feasible plan to evaluate your work during the course of your project, and learn about the supports available to help ensure your evaluation happens in a good way.

 

Session 3 November 9th, 2020: Community-Based Program Evaluation (Panel Discussion)

Program and project evaluation can be challenging for many organizations and can start to be a stale practice meant to satisfy a funding requirment versus an opportunity to learn and reimagine a project. This panel discussion brought together non-profit administrators and community-based researchers to discuss the role of evaluation in project design and delivery. The audience learned about different approaches to evaluation including collaboration on designing evaluation tools. By watching this session you will strengthen your knowledge on how to design evaluation into your funding applications in such a way that evaluation can be a powerful tool to better understand how a project is operating, areas for improvement and overall impact. 

Session 4 December 7th 2020: Grant Providers - How do we assess success and failure?

A panel of representatives from granting bodies came together to discuss the criteria used to assess funding applicants. What makes a grant a success? What makes it a failure?