About this event
A theory of change process encourages us to reflect on our aims and plans, to discuss them with others and to make them explicit. We see this process as the foundation of charity strategy, evaluation and communication. This seminar will run through how to develop a theory of change, based on our recently published guidance ‘Theory of change in ten steps‘.
At this event you will hear from the author of our guidance, James Noble.
This event is part of our 2020 Leading Impact series of seminars.
NPC is pleased to offer bursary places at each of the seminars in our Leading Impact series. These are available to representatives of charities with an annual turnover of under £500,000, who have not previously attended an NPC event. There are four bursary spaces per event, available on a first come, first served basis. To apply for our bursary places, please let us know your organisation’s charity number and how your organisation would benefit from attending this seminar by emailing events@thinkNPC.org
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