Outcomes are important to organisations striving to ‘make a difference’ in the Tangata Whenua, Community and Voluntary Sector. In this webinar, the second in our Tools for Change series, Garth Nowland-Foreman looks at some of the difficulties surrounding the measurement of Outcomes. He then explores how a Theory of Change can help organisations monitor and report (in a timely and affordable way) on progress towards the most important things, and ensure they stay on-track – at a programme or an organisational level.
Resources from the Webinar
- Garth’s slides
- Research referred to during the webinar – Outcomes, Accountability and Community & Voluntary Organisations in New Zealand: Holy Grail, Black Hole or Wholly Possible? (Nowland-Foreman, 2016)
- Logic Models and Theory of Change
About the Presenter
Garth is a Director at the LEAD Centre for Not for Profit Governance and Leadership where he works with community organisations and those that fund them. Formerly a lecturer for the Unitec Graduate Diploma in Not for Profit Management, Garth has worked extensively in community development through both government and NGO roles in Australia, NZ and the wider Asia-Pacific region. He is an accomplished author and recognised expert in strategic leadership and governance of NGOs. Garth’s expertise and skill in training, coaching, and mentoring has resulted in him being appointed to a number of advisory roles to government and philanthropic funders on strategy, accountability, evaluation and reviews. He is a passionate researcher and has undertaken or supervised a range of research projects, reports and submissions for non-profit organisations . Garth has an impressive publication list and is often called on as a public speaker on NGO development and civil society.