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Certificate of Writing Outcome Measures

Wow your funders, help your board define success, and focus your programs on results.

Join us for the two-day Certificate of Writing Outcome Measures. You will learn how to take your organization from measuring outputs to measuring outcomes with hands-on activities to ensure that every participant leaves the session with at least two written outcomes for their programs.


We will focus on the actual writing of effective outcomes, with a very brief overview on data collection and dashboard creation, enabling you to display your outcomes. For more depth on the systems around data collection, tracking, and reporting, check out the Certificate of Outcome Management Systems.



At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the difference between an outcome and an output.
  • Write an outcome measure for your organization.
  • Describe how to set targets and find indicators



  • Program leaders
  • Fundraising/development leaders
  • Senior executives



Kathy Keeley
Executive Vice President, Programs
Georgia Center for Nonprofits

Kathy has 20 years of experience teaching performance management to nonprofit and government agencies (federal, state, and local) through GCN and The Performance Institute. She’ll share principles and tips she developed through her work with those organizations, and with the funders that support them, to help you define impact and performance.


  • March 24 & 31, 2020


9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Georgia Center for Nonprofits
100 Peachtree Street NW
Suite 1500
Atlanta, GA 30303
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Registration Details

Member: $249  
Nonmember: $349

Questions? Contact us at [email protected] or 678-916-3081.


March 24 & 31, 2020




Thanks to the generous support of The Wells Fargo Foundation, GCN offers a limited number of partial scholarships for staff and board members of eligible organizations to attend Nonprofit University. Learn more

"An eye-opening experience about the importance of dashboards and how to effectively use data. Before this class, dashboards were among my least exciting tasks to complete. I now look forward to expanding and customizing them to help in evaluating program outcomes to developing grant proposals and tracking results." 

—Birtukan Assefa, Resettlement Manager, IRC Atlanta