We know that every nonprofit aims to bring change to their communities, but when armed only with scattered incomplete data and gut feelings, it is hard to know which decisions will have the most impact.
The impact is the difference your nonprofit makes: There’s the work you do, and the results that flow from it. More and more nonprofits, grantmakers, and government partners are focusing on outcomes, rather than “outputs.”
The evaluation workshop series is not to be missed if you want to take your organization to the next level, increase your impacts, and become more effective as a nonprofit.
Space is limited. RSVP to Helen@yvcf.org today.
This is the second workshop of a three-part series.
  • Day 1: Evaluation Planning; November 12th, 2019
  • Day 2: Implementing an Evaluation; April 6th, 2020
  • Day 3: Summarizing and Reporting Evaluation Data; September 2020
Event Details:
Day 2: Implementing an Evaluation
Date: Monday, April 6th
Time: 8:30 AM – 4 PM
Location: Bud Werner Library
Cost: $25 (Includes Breakfast, Coffee, and Snacks) –
If you paid the $25, that is for the ENTIRE series. You do not need to pay again.
Evaluation Workshop Series

3 one-day workshops, beginning November 12, 2019

Workshop Location:        Steamboat Springs Library

Day 1: Evaluation Planning;

Day 2: Implementing an Evaluation;

Day 3: Summarizing and Reporting Evaluation Data

Sponsored by:  Yampa Valley Community Foundation & Routt County Cooperative Extension

Workshop Leaders

Dr. Rita O’Sullivan

O’Sullivan & Associates

Chapel Hill, NC



Dr. Libby Christensen

Consumer Science/4-H Extension Agent

Routt County Cooperative Extension



Dr. Rita O’Sullivan is Associate Professor of Evaluation and Assessment in the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she teaches graduate courses in Educational Research, including program evaluation. She is the founding Director of Evaluation, Assessment, and Policy Connections (EvAP), a unit within the UNC School of Education that trains evaluators and conducts local, state, and national evaluations.  Dr. O’Sullivan has specialized in developing collaborative evaluation techniques that enhance evaluation capacity and utilization among educators and public service providers.  She has successfully conducted evaluation workshops and used collaborative evaluation approaches with programs spanning the social services, including education, agriculture, museums, community development, and family support programs with government and non-profit organizations throughout the United States, as well as overseas.  In 2004, she completed Practicing Evaluation:  A Collaborative Approach (Sage) and has co-author a number of other books.  Since 1997, Dr. O’Sullivan has traveled to Australia, Uruguay, Thailand, Kazakhstan, Southern Sudan, Russia, Brazil, Guinea, Barbados, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands to conduct evaluations, make presentations, and provide evaluation capacity building trainings.  Additionally, Dr. O’Sullivan directed the American Evaluation Association’s Graduate Education Diversity Internship program from 2009-11, served as Secretary/Treasurer of the American Evaluation Association from 1992-1997.


Dr. Libby Christensen is the Family & Consumer Science and 4-H Extension Agent for Colorado State University in Routt County. Libby has over 10 years of experience working in food systems. In Libby’s current position she manages all things food related including food safety training, food preservation, and local food system efforts of which program evaluation is an integral part. Her experiences include assessing Farm to School efforts in Colorado, establishing a local food label with Sacramento County Farm Bureau, working on a small-scale pig farm in North Carolina, running a produce distribution company in the Salinas Valley, and teaching nutrition courses at Colorado State University. Libby received her BA from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and her MS and PhD from the University of California at Davis. When not working with extension, she enjoys skiing, hiking and cooking with her husband and young son.