Program Design: How to Conduct a Needs Assessment

Nonprofit leadership expert Mary Gladstone-Highland will share specific steps you can follow to conduct a needs assessment. You will learn how to gather data, evaluate needs, and present your findings.

What You'll Learn

  • What process should you follow to design high-quality programs?
  • What are the components of a needs assessment?
  • What questions should you ask of the program audience?
  • How should you collect and report data?
  • Which tools and software can aid in data collection?
  • How can you effectively present your assessment to stakeholders?
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Do your programs fill real needs? Learn how to measure program need.

Effective program design and execution starts with verifying the need. Needs assessments are essential tools that aid organizations in ensuring the services they offer are necessary, welcome, and beneficial.

You can follow a step-by-step process to conduct comprehensive needs assessments, enabling you to design thoughtful programs that garner stakeholder support and achieve high impacts.

  • What process should you follow to design high-quality programs?
  • What are the components of a needs assessment?
  • What questions should you ask of the program audience?
  • How should you collect and report data?
  • Which tools and software can aid in data collection?
  • How can you effectively present your assessment to stakeholders?
Recommended Audience
Who Should Attend?
  • Chief executives
  • Executive directors
  • Board members
  • Nonprofit counsel
  • Senior management
  • Financial staff
  • Managers
  • Development staff
  • Volunteer coordinators
  • Program directors
What's included
Training includes
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • All resources and training materials
About

Expert Presenter

Mary Gladstone-Highland
  • Certified Nonprofit Professional
  • Fourteen years of experience leading organizations
  • Graduate of the Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs at Syracuse University
  • Master of Public Administration
  • Certificate in Advanced Study in Conflict and Collaboration
  • Certified Fund Raising Executive
  • Has raised over $3.4 million for numerous organizations over the past five years