Now is the time to deepen our commitment to making honest change in our community. As Evanston continues to    

recover from the depths of Covid19, ECF is laser-focused on addressing the inequities laid bare by the pandemic.

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workshop offerings 2021

ECF workshops offer learning and networking opportunities for Evanston nonprofits/organizations’ staff and boards. The focus of all workshops in 2021 is Resilience.

The 2021 workshops will be held online via Zoom from 12:00 - 1:30pm.

workshop calendar

register-NE-300x100.pngAll workshops are from 12pm - 1:30pm on Zoom. Registration is required. 


Thursday, October 28, 12pm

(Re)focus the Theory of Change to Re-set Program Strategy


Tuesday, November 16, 12pm
The Foundations of Collaboration





workshop descriptions

(Re)focus the Theory of Change to Re-set Strategy (October 28)
The Kellogg School Center for Nonprofit Management will feature Professor Michelle Shumate for the Lunch and Learn. The focus of the session will be (re)focusing your organization’s theory of change as a way to re-set your program strategy.

Facilitator: Michelle Shumate

The Foundations of Collaboration (November 16) 
The focus of this workshop will be on helping Evanston nonprofits maintain newly formed collaborations, and forming new ones using community organizing strategies. Participants will learn the foundation of building collaborative and inclusive spaces to inform and guide strategy and key decisions.  

Facilitators: LaShonne and Adrian Segura

about the facilitators

Michelle Shumate, professor, The Kellogg School Center for Nonprofit ManagementNorthwestern University ((Re)focus the Theory of Change to Re-set Program Strategy, October 28)

Michelle Shumate investigates the dynamics of interorganizational networks designed to impact large social issues, developing and testing theories to visualize, understand, and enable effective interorganizational networks in a variety of contexts including nongovernmental organization (NGO)-corporate partnerships, development and disease NGOs, expert-NGO partnerships in sustainable development, and interorganizational networks for healthy communities.

LeShonne and Adrian Segura, partners, Segura Strategy Group (The Foundations of Collaboration, November 16)

LeShonne and Adrian Segura, partners of Segura Strategy Group, are leaders in public education, engagement, and strategy in Chicago.