Save the Date for Native Learning Center Webinars!

IMG_1229Dr. Nicole Bowman of Bowman Performance Consulting will be offering the following webinars in partnership with the Native Learning Center.

December 1st  1-2:30 p.m. CST for “Indigenous Evaluation 101: Designing Evaluations that are Culturally Responsive & Scientifically Rigorous”

Do you want to show the impact of your project/programming?  Is meeting the technical evaluation reporting requirements while still including culture within evaluation a challenge?  If so, this webinar is for you! Addressing scientific “rigor” of evaluation for “evidence-based” reports and including culturally-responsive evaluation IS possible!  This NEW evaluation training will give you the foundation that you need to become more comfortable with project or program evaluation.

We’ll begin with an overview of evaluation basics, commonly used evaluation designs by funders, and the important role of data collection and evaluation to the Tribal planning process and measuring long-term strategic impacts.   Next, we’ll expand on basic evaluation designs and offer innovative Indigenous and culturally and contextually responsive evaluation designs that can be used in Indigenous communities on the Reservation, in urban areas, or in rural contexts.

The webinar will round out with discussion of evaluation ethics, protections, and strategies for keeping data, intellectual and cultural property with the Tribal Government or organization as they keep in control of their information and build research/evaluation partnerships with non-Tribal agencies and funding sources.  Many resources and concrete examples will be provided to deepen the meaning and applicability.

Learning objectives: 

  • Participants will understand basic evaluations, designs, and purposes
  • Participants will understand the role of data collection and evaluation on Tribal planning and measuring long term strategic impacts
  • Participants will understand what an Indigenous and culturally responsive evaluation design is and how to use culture within a larger basic evaluation design to meet community and funder needs for evaluation
  • Participants will be aware and have examples and resources for Tribal protection of data
    • cultural and intellectual property protections
    • sample Tribal IRB policies
    • example data sharing agreements

December 3rd   1-2:30 p.m. CST for “E-Fundraising:  A Guide to Research and Fundraising Evaluation” Co-Presented by Ms. Danielle Ebert & Nicole Bowman, Ph.D.

A general overview of online fundraising will be offered in this webinar. Followed by tips and tutorials on researching e-fundraising methods to find what works best for you and your organization.  In the now technology-centered world we live in, online fundraising is becoming more and more popular as a resource to raise funds. Fundraising online through e-mails, social media, or by other technology and internet-based strategies allows you to reach a broader audience and is more cost effective vs. traditional fundraising methods. In this webinar, participants will learn the differences between traditional and online fundraising and how online fundraising can benefit you and your organization. Participants will be provided with tools and resources to find and acquire funds using the internet through a fundraising methods handout and a template to help prioritize your organization’s fundraising needs.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand what online fundraising is, the many methods for online fundraising, and the benefits of using the internet and technology to support fundraising efforts
  • Use online research strategies to find different methods of e-fundraising.
  • Participants will be aware of and make better decisions about what types of e-fundraising will be the most feasible and effective for them and their organizations

nlc_logoAbout NLC

The Native Learning Center (NLC) offers free Training and Technical Assistance to Native Americans and those working within Indian Country. Our training promotes the essentials of The Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act of 1996 (NAHASDA) for Tribal members and their communities. The NLC is a model activity program of the Seminole Tribe of Florida (STOF) Housing Department, and was established in cooperation with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Eastern Woodlands Office of Native American Programs (EWONAP) in 2008.

The NLC develops curriculum and delivers training that supports the primary objectives of NAHASDA and EWONAP’s mission of promoting the development of Native housing and housing related activities. The NLC provides participants with best practices curriculum that can be shared with in their Tribal communities.