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Course and Curriculum Details - Project Monitoring and Evaluation Certificate

American University online Certificate in Project Monitoring & Evaluation in Nonprofits Courses

Today many donor organizations have fewer funds available for nonprofit programs. This has resulted in both nonprofits and donors being more focused on program sustainability and impacts. Participants in this program will learn practical skills from professors with extensive experience in all phases of nonprofit M&E management, in addition to guest lectures from practitioners in donor organizations.

The curriculum for the 12-credit online Graduate Certificate in Project Monitoring and Evaluation is as follows:

Course 1
Introduction to M&E (Analysis, planning & designing M&E; exploring M&E processes through the input, process, outcome, and impact phases of a project)

Course 2
Qualitative Methods in M&E (Qualitative indicators and data collection strategies; participatory methods, observation, participant observation, and open-ended, semi-structured, and focus group interviews)

Course 3
Quantitative Methods in M&E (Quantitative indicators and data collection strategies; analyses, reporting, and efficacy evaluation)

Course 4
Program Impact Evaluation and Reporting and Using Results (Methods to conduct impact assessments; combining qualitative and quantitative methods; reporting and utilizing evaluations at the stakeholder, agency, and funder levels)

With the newly acquired M&E knowledge, participants earning this certificate will be able to effectively answer the following questions for their nonprofit agency.

  • Are these the right things to be doing?
  • Are we doing what we said we would do?
  • Are we making any difference?

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