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How To Grow Your VSO Series: Part 3. 2020 A Year For Impact & Evaluation

January 14, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

NAVSO presents our next webinar series "How To Grow Your Veteran-Serving Nonprofit" focused on serving the needs of our nonprofit members. We'll cover a wide range of topics affecting nonprofit teams across the nation. No matter the size, market, or mission, this series is designed to make you more effective as a tax-advantaged business so you can serve veterans, better.

Part 3 - 2020: A Year For Impact & Evaluation with Travis Manion Foundation & MFRI


To kick off the new year, NAVSO invites two organizations, Travis Manion Foundation, and Military Family Research Institute, to share how to leverage impact for evaluation at your veteran-serving nonprofit.  Leaders from each will teach us how to prioritize outcomes to successfully measure and show impact. With the correct implementation from the start, impact evaluation will inform your programs, structure your marketing to the public, and help craft collateral for funders. On January 14th, 2020 we'll learn how to:
     - Understand the importance of measuring impact
     - Understand how to build program evaluation into your organizations
     - Learn the steps and challenges of building impact evaluation after the fact

Taking a deep dive into program strategy and how these factors impact multiple facets of your organization, this webinar is ideally suited for executive-level leadership at veteran-serving nonprofits.

Shelley M. MacDermid Wadsworth 
Ph.D. Director 
Military Family Research Institute
Josh Jabin
Chief Operating Officer
Travis Manion Foundation

Shelley M. MacDermid Wadsworth
Shelley M. MacDermid Wadsworth is a professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Purdue University, where she also directs the Military Family Research Institute and the Center for Families.  Dr. MacDermid Wadsworth holds an M.B.A. in Management and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Human Development and Family Studies from The Pennsylvania State University.  Her research focuses on relationships between job conditions and family life, with special focus on military families.  Her research has been published in scientific outlets including the Journal of Marriage and Family and the Academy of Management Journal, and has been funded by a variety of federal, state, and philanthropic organizations.  Dr. MacDermid Wadsworth is a fellow of the National Council on Family Relations, and a recipient of the Work Life Legacy Award from the Families and Work Institute and the Violet Haas Award for Leadership on behalf of women at Purdue University.  Dr. MacDermid Wadsworth has served on federal advisory committees for the Department of Defense and the Institute of Medicine, and has testified in Congress regarding military and veteran families.  In 2012, Dr. MacDermid Wadsworth received the Morrill Award from Purdue University in recognition of outstanding career achievements that have had an impact on society, and in 2016, Purdue University received the Kellogg Award from the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities and the Higher Education Civic Engagement Award from the Washington Center in recognition of the work within MFRI. 

Joshua Jabin
Joshua Jabin graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2001 and served 12 years active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps from 2001 to 2013 in various leadership and operations management roles.  He earned a M.S. in Operations Research from the Naval Postgraduate School in 2009 and taught Mathematics at the U.S. Naval Academy from 2009-2013. Following his transition from active duty, Josh spent a year and a half as a management consultant working with healthcare leaders to develop strategy and improve performance. Currently, Josh is the Chief Operating Officer with Travis Manion Foundation and a Major in the Marine Corps Reserves. He is married and has two daughters.