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.
A limited number of bursary places are available for small charities, ethnic minority charities of all sizes and ethnic minority representatives from charities of all sizes. Bursary spaces are available on a first come, first served basis. To apply for our bursary places, please email events@thinkNPC.org
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