Webinar Series

Evidence Essentials for Nonprofits

Join us for a webinar series on evidence essentials for nonprofits! 

The Strategic Evidence Plan (SEP) is a roadmap for your evidence building activities that aligns with and accelerates your organization’s strategy. How can evidence help you deliver the best outcomes for individuals and communities? What is most important for you to learn to help the organization adapt and grow? What information is most important to your internal and external stakeholders? These core questions and more can be addressed through the foundational set of tools that make up a Strategic Evidence Plan, starting with your vision for evidence—what we often call our “evidence to what end” exercise. Register below for our upcoming events to learn more about how your organization can use data and evidence more effectively to drive better, more meaningful, and more equitable outcomes.

Strategic Evidence Planning 101 

In this introductory session, we’ll explore the fundamental principles of Strategic Evidence Planning. Join us as we walk through the essentials of a strong SEP—from identifying your goals and understanding capacity and context to crafting a roadmap for your evidence-building activities.

Wednesday, November 1, 12:00PM – 1:00PM ET

SEP Master Class: Navigating the Nuances

Building on the essentials covered in the first session, this webinar takes a deeper dive into Strategic Evidence Planning. Participants will have the opportunity to practice using the foundational elements of the SEP, including establishing an evidence-building vision that is aligned to your organization’s strategic priorities. We will also share tools for guiding your teams through major elements of the process. Through these interactive elements, we’ll explore how the SEP can make evidence truly actionable for your organization: to inform decision-making, shape policies, and improve programs.

As this session builds on concepts covered in the SEP 101 webinar, we strongly encourage interested master class participants to also attend the 101 on November 1. We will make a recording of that session available for those who are unable to attend.  

Wednesday, November 15, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET 

About the Presenters

Gabriel Rhoads
Managing Director

Gabriel Rhoads has over two decades of experience in data and evidence as a funder, evaluator, and nonprofit service provider at organizations such as Friends of the Children and Public/Private Ventures. Shaped by his background as an Ombudsman and a court mediator, his work relies on careful communication to facilitate understanding across audiences and drive action. Prior to joining Project Evident, Gabriel was Director of Evaluation and Learning for the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation. He earned his MBA from Columbia University.

Matt Hillard
Associate Director

Matt Hillard is an effective analyst and communicator who has experience assessing and implementing social sector interventions. Prior to joining Project Evident, Matt was an Analyst at Abt Associates, where he specialized in analyses and primary data collection of extended learning time interventions in K-12 education. He earned an MPP from the University of Michigan’s Ford School of Public Policy.