November 4th will mark the first time for new collaborative partners the Utah Nonprofits Association and Cedar City Chamber of Commerce will come together to provide key educational programming local nonprofit organizations need.

CEDAR CITY, UTOn Friday, Nov. 4, 2016 the Utah Nonprofits Association, together with the Cedar City Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by SUU Sherratt Library will host workshop program together.  The half-day training session will focus on a subject of great importance, results accountability.  Chris Bray, a seasoned nonprofit professional with more than 30 years of experience will be leading the session.  In order to provide this opportunity to as many local nonprofit organizations as possible, UNA is pleased to announce discounted pricing for this special event – buy one ticket get one ticket free. 

“Accountability has always been a hot topic for nonprofit organizations.  The fact is, what a donor or grantor wants, especially if we are going to continue to ask for support, is to know that their donations made a true impact on the lives, community, programs or services that they intended them to.” said Dawn McLain, UNA Southern Utah Committee Chair.  “That may sound like it is very straightforward, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s simple.” 

Said Bray, “Accountability.  Funders want it, organizations message it and we won’t have sustained impact without it.  In this session we will focus on the skills and process necessary to achieve results based accountability. “

The session will be a hands-on workshop and where attendees will learn the 3 most important performance questions that impact accountability.  They will explore how to use these questions and additional related tools to make their programs more impactful.  Participants are encourages to bring their current measurements on how they hold their organizational activities accountable.  The program will also feature breakout sessions in small groups that will conduct a gap analysis that will help all organizations leave the workshop with a clear strategy for next steps.

Workshop Overview & Learning Elements:

  • Accountability context
  • The 3 questions
  • Gap analysis
  • Baseline data
  • Turning the curve
  • Population vs programmatic impact

Event Details:

Date: Friday, Nov. 4, 2016   

Time: Workshop 8:00a – 12:00p; Doors Open at 7:45a

           Networking Luncheon (FREE) 12:00p – 1:00p, Sponsored by SUU Sherratt Library

Location: SUU Sherratt Library, 351 W. University Blvd., Cedar City, UT 84720 

Cost: $30.00 for UNA or Cedar City Chamber of Commerce Members; $50.00 Nonmembers


Register Online: To register please visit: www.utahnonprofits.org.  For more information, please contact Brooke Dimond, bdimond@utahnonprofits.org or 801-596-1800.

After the training program, there will be a sponsored networking luncheon provided by SUU Sherratt Library.  All attendees are encouraged to participate.  Networking is the key to survival for any organization; every Southern Utah UNA event includes time for a relevant discussion, networking and the sharing of experiences. 

About Presenter Chris Bray, M.A., and C.P.M.

Vice President Collective Impact Operation, United Way of Salt Lake

Chris coordinates and oversees efforts of grants, contracts, refugee work, collective impact investments, basic needs grants, and works to measure, track and report outcomes of this work. Before her position with United Way, she was the CEO of Utah Nonprofits Association where she worked to unify, strengthen and elevate Utah’s nonprofits.

Chris has served for over 30 years in the nonprofit sector in a variety of nonprofit organizations and worked on many national and local nonprofit boards. She is the past Chair of the Utah Commission of Service and Volunteers (UServeUtah). Chris has taught for the University of Utah and Westminster College. She received her Master’s Degree in Management and Leadership from Webster University, a Bachelor’s Degree from Utah State University, a personal coaching certification from Franklin Covey and a Certified Public Manager certification from The State of Utah.

About Southern Utah University & Sherratt Library

Founded in 1897, SUU is a comprehensive, regional master degree-granting university and Utah’s designated public liberal arts and sciences university. The accredited state-supported institution of more than 9,000 students is also home to the Utah Shakespeare Festival and the Larry H. Miller Utah Summer Games.  Surrounded by national parks, monuments, forests and wilderness, SUU is a perfect place for students to work, study and play.  The Sherratt Library serves SUU as the center for research and study as it collects, stores and promotes the optimum use of information resources in support of the university curriculum, students, faculty and community.


About UNA

The Utah Nonprofits Association (UNA) works to unify, strengthen and elevate Utah’s nonprofit community through networking, professional development, public policy, and providing technical assistance. www.utahnonprofits.org.  UNA is the umbrella membership association of nonprofit organizations in Utah. Incorporated in 1990, UNA was created by, and for, people who strive for a stronger, more professional nonprofit community in Utah. The current membership of UNA (statewide) includes over 650 nonprofit organizations and individual members.

Training: Results Accountability for Nonprofits

Presented By: Chris Bray, M.A., C.P.M., Vice President Collective Impact Operation, United Way of Salt Lake 

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