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6/27/2012: Theory of Change Mapping using a Youth Development Example
June 27, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Harvard researcher Carol Weiss advises communities desiring to make mindful social change that there is nothing as practical as good theory. Because change takes time, it’s important to track and document the process by which one aims to initiate and enforce change. Relaying your message of change to the public may sound challenging and difficult, but it can be done! Every community needs a roadmap for success that clearly states assumptions, inputs, outputs, and outcomes. This webinar will use a youth development as one example of how to take an idea and translate it into what is called a “theory of change.”
- Learn what a Theory of Change is and why it’s used in the nonprofit world
- How to create a Theory of Change
- How to break down your mission and intended outcomes into a visual roadmap
Kimberly Snodgrass serves as an Associate at Olive Grove Consulting, where she supports client work in various capacities that have included qualitative and quantitative research methods, assessment and evaluation, market research, business development strategy planning, facilitation, and project management. Kim’s collaborative working style emphasizes teamwork, trust, and acceptance for varying opinions. People say that Kim is down-to-earth, approachable, and fun to work with.
Kim brings intense passion for her clients’ true results and a pragmatic drive for action that starts day one of planning. Kim asks the right questions to elicit the necessary information to help clients uncover valuable opportunities in organizational and leadership development. Her ability to see issues from all angles serves her clients well. Kim rallies clients with her infectious creative energy, to make change stick. Her passion for working with the education and nonprofit sector derives from motivating organizations and government entities to move towards a just society with leaders equipped to reach their promise.
Recent consulting work includes: strategic business planning design and implementation; special project planning and problem-solving; organizational chart design; online market research; qualitative research and assessments; online marketing strategies; philanthropic investment research; executive search assistance; digital design; youth and families research; youth development design and programming; evaluation services; and event planning. Organizations served include Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC), Bay Area Video Coalition, Z Space, Performing Arts Workshop, and Chitresh Das Dance Company. Policy analysis, research, and long- range planning services are also areas of interest for Kim.
Kim founded an after school learning and mentoring program for high school aged youth currently and formerly in foster care, called REACH. She currently has two working interventions and one charter school design crafted specifically for at-risk youth. / Kim has been involved with foster care and at-risk youth education advocacy projects within nonprofit platforms for over six years before joining the movement for social change and educational reform. Some of her previous work in education was completed working for AmeriCorps, Jumpstart America, SquashBusters, Prospect Hill Academy Charter School, Gift for a Child, and Children’s Defense Fund. Kim’s impact is evident as she holds organizations accountable for delivering their mission to the fullest and by using best practices guided by proven research.
Kim holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Irvine and a Master of Arts from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education with a concentration in Risk and Prevention.
Olive Grove Consulting is in the business of breaking down barriers to change. We work with philanthropists, nonprofits, industry associations, government entities, and businesses who are intent on building a vibrant and just society. By delivering flexible, customized services and access to an extensive network of leading consultants and firms, we help our clients break through obstacles and make the most of opportunities to create the change they want to see.