Monday, May 22, 2017 – 12 noon – 1:30 PM


Free for ALL GPA members

$20 OneOC member

$25 non OneOC members

OneOC Training Room, Suite 100
1901 E. 4th Street – Santa Ana


May 2017: The NEW Face of Evaluation

Program evaluation to meet the evolving approach of today’s philanthropists
  • Learn about evaluation for systems change and policy work
  • Learn the different strategies funders can use to support it
  • Improve your ability to engage more meaningfully with organizations and stakeholders in explaining rationales for new evaluation methods

Long gone are the days of supporting only charity work.  We now find ourselves in an environment where individuals and organizations are working to tackle the root causes of social problems.  Today, philanthropists have complex portfolios involving support for service-based program delivery and other strategies.  Advocacy and systems change is now the lens that several funders are using to understand how to make their most impactful investments.  In this session, learn how the face of ‘evaluation’ has changed and evolved to keep pace with this new framework.

Grant Professional Certification (GPC) Competencies covered in this session:

  • Identify evaluation models and components appropriate to grant applications.
  • Identify effects of accurate and defensible evaluation designs in program and project success and sustainability.

Presenter: Leah Ersoylu, Ph.D, President, Ersoylu Consulting

Dr. Ersoylu Ph.D. is President of Ersoylu Consulting, a boutique consulting firm dedicated to delivering a broad array of evaluation, technical support and research services to clients in all sectors- public and private- engaged in meaningful social change. She holds a B.S. Resource Economics from the University of New Hampshire and a Ph.D in Political Science, with a focus on public policy, from the University of California, Irvine. As a policy analyst by training, she has a deep commitment to community building and expertise in an array of social justice-related public policy issues. The author of several academic, peer-reviewed publications on philanthropy, community engagement, policy, and metrics, she has also taught courses on public policy, government, and nonprofit management at UCI, CSULB and Chapman University. As a leader in the field, with 20 years working at the nexus of philanthropy and metrics, Dr. Ersoylu ensures that foundations and nonprofits have the skills and culture necessary to impact meaningful, systemic social change.