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The Nuts and Bolts of Evaluation for Community Organizations | Using Technology to Collect Data



Kathyn Colasanti, MS


This course is the first session in a new webinar series - The Nuts and Bolts of Evaluation for Community Organizations. Each session will focus on a practical aspect of conducting evaluation in community-based organizations. The first session will focus on collecting data through virtual engagement, an important skill in both the current pandemic and long-term. The session will offer tips and strategies for virtual data collection as well as compare different software platforms available without a paid subscription.

Learning Objective

Describe strategies for virtual data collection and the benefits and limitations of freely available data collection platforms.


12:00pm - 12:30pm ET | Conducting Virtual Interviews and Focus Groups

12:30pm - 1:00pm ET | Choosing between Survey Platforms and Distributing Surveys via Text Message

CE Approval Statement

The University of Michigan School of Social Work, provider #1212, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. The University of Michigan School of Social Work maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 5/15/2020-5/15/2023. Social workers participating in this course will receive one synchronous online continuing education contact hour.

This beginner-level webinar has been approved for 1 CE contact hour.

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