As nonprofits, sharing the impact of our mission work is critical! Our funders and donors want to know that their investment is making a difference and, more importantly, we want to know if our programs and services are truly helping the people we serve.

One of the best ways to tell the story of our mission impact is for the people we serve to be the storytellers. This training will share qualitative methods for capturing, analyzing, and amplifying those stories through the authentic voices of our constituents. Those methods will be framed as a complement to quantitative methods. We’ll share the benefits of combining both approaches to generate a more complete story of impact (i.e., “1+1=3”) and beyond that, how these methods help us have a better understanding of our community’s evolving needs and can empower the people we serve.

During the session, participants will become familiar with several qualitative methods—including thematic analysis, audio recording, and PhotoVoice—through a combination of examples, demonstrations, and hands-on activities. The importance of sharing back results from qualitative methods will also be underscored.

Event details:

Thursday, May 9, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Kauaʻi Humane Society
3-825 Kaumualii Hwy, Lihue
Continental breakfast and lunch included

About the presenter:

As Founder and Principal of JLI Consulting, LLC, Joyce Lee-Ibarra combines her passion for the nonprofit community with her interest in rigorous, evidence-based learning. Since 2003, she has provided grant writing, program evaluation, and academic research and writing services to a range of nonprofits and public sector agencies. Currently, her consulting focuses on social sector research, evaluation training, and technical assistance to nonprofits and philanthropies. Her “sweet spot” is the use of evaluative thinking: employing a learning-based approach to collecting evidence, questioning assumptions, and using data—both quantitative and qualitative—in service to informed decision-making. Joyce serves as an evaluation consultant to Aloha United Way and Hawai‘i Community Foundation, and has provided evaluation trainings to members of the AmeriCorps VISTA program and alumni of the Weinberg Fellows program.


  • HANO member rate: $20
  • Non-member rate: $40

Thanks to a generous local foundation that wishes to remain anonymous, we are able to offer this training at a highly subsidized rate.


Advanced registration is required. Registration will close by end of business on Friday, May 3 (sooner if the class hits max. capacity).

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