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Harvesting Insights: Cultivating the Right Methods for your Evaluation


Is a survey the best way for your organization to get feedback from participants? Will a focus group meet my needs? How do I put together an evaluation plan anyway?

At this information-packed Wilder Research workshop, you'll learn how to intentionally select the right evaluation methods for your organization or program’s needs and how to make your existing data collection work for you.

Together, we’ll explore:

  • How to select a data collection method that will best answer your research questions
  • Ways to connect the dots between the methods you choose and the outcomes you are trying to measure
  • Appropriate measures for effective sampling

You’ll leave with increased knowledge of basic evaluation methodologies, and an evaluation plan template to get you started.

Cost: $100


Presented By

Presented By

Nora Johnson
Research Scientist
Amanda Peterson
Research Scientist
Dan Swanson
Data Collection Manager
Piere Washington
Research Associate

Workshop Location

This training will take place in person at Wilder Center. Registration is required. 

451 Lexington Pkwy. N
Saint Paul, MN 55104

Printable map and directions to Wilder Center

About the workshop series

Evaluation is one way for your organization to reflect on your work, make changes to better achieve the outcomes you want, and communicate the impact of your work to funders and other stakeholders.

Wilder Research evaluation workshops help build or polish your evaluation skills and equip you with the tools and resources to do evaluation at your organization.

Who should attend?

These trainings are for nonprofit, foundation, and government staff and volunteers who are interested in building a foundational set of skills in program evaluation. Whether you already use some evaluation tools in your work or have no experience with evaluation, we’ll showcase practical approaches for incorporating evaluation into your work.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can we help you fully participate?

If you require accommodation or service to fully participate in a workshop, please contact Kerry Walsh ( at least 14 days before the event. 

Photographs and/or video will be taken during workshops

By taking part in this event at Wilder, you grant the organization full rights to use any images or recordings for publicity, fundraising, or other purposes to achieve the group’s mission. If you do not wish to be photographed, please inform Wilder staff. 

Do I have to attend them all? 

Each workshop is designed to stand alone. Of course, we’d love to see you at all of them, but encourage you to attend the workshops that best meet your needs.

Do you offer refunds?

Refunds are available up to 7 days before the event begins. You will receive a refund, minus Eventbrite fees, in the same manner you paid. In the event that Wilder Research cancels a workshop, we will notify you via email and issue a full refund.