LGBT HHS Initiative: Data and Evaluation Technical Assistance

Strength in Numbers is offering three forms of technical assistance to providers in 2023: workshops, office hours, and individualized program evaluation consulting. All offerings will assist organizations in increasing their capacity to measure, evaluate, and tell the story of their work. These skills help organizations to improve their services, communicate their impact, secure funding, and more. All sessions will be interactive and will provide materials and resources to take home.

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Questions? Contact Laura Laderman at


Open to all LGBT HHS grantees and Network members
All workshops will be conducted on Zoom

Program Evaluation 101
Tuesday, March 21st
We all hope that the work we do has a substantive impact on the communities we serve. But how do we know that our efforts are having an impact? How do we know if we are meeting our goals? Join us to learn the basics of program evaluation and think about how to level up your organization’s learning practices. Register here to attend this workshop.

Workshop Your Performance Measures
Tuesday, April 11th
It’s time to update the performance measures for your LGBT HHS grants! Learn how to design clear and quantifiable performance measures that are aligned with your program’s objectives. Bring your current performance measures to workshop in this interactive session. Register here to attend this workshop.

Introduction to Logic Models
Wednesday, May 24th
Logic models are a tool to help organizations clarify their goals and align their programmatic activities to achieve them. Come learn how to use a logic model and get started building or updating one for your program. Register here to attend this workshop.

Conducting Client Surveys
Tuesday, July 11th
Surveying your members or clients is a valuable way to learn about their experiences and the impact of your program, as well as to get input on how to improve. Learn about how to design and implement a survey, and hear from other organizations about how they use surveys. Register here to attend this workshop.

Telling Your Story: Talking and Writing About Data
Tuesday, August 8th
You’ve got a pile of data on the activities of your program, but what do you do with it? Or maybe you’ve conducted a survey, but what’s next? How do you identify the important findings and what do you do with them? This session will cover techniques for leveraging the data you collect on your program to make the case for your work. Register here to attend this workshop.

Data Visualization
Tuesday, September 12th
Data visualizations make numbers come to life. Come learn the basics of what makes an accurate and effective visualization, and practice creating one using a free, simple, online tool. Register here to attend this workshop.

Office Hours

Open to all LGBT HHS grantees and Network members

Once a month SiNCG will host open office hours where providers can ask data- and program evaluation-related questions. Providers will learn from SiNCG staff as well as their peers who have joined the office hours session. Please register using the links below.

Thursday March 23rd, 3-4pm
Thursday April 13th, 3-4pm
Thursday May 11th, 3-4pm
Wednesday July 12th, 3-4pm
Thursday August 10th, 3-4pm
Thursday September 14th, 3-4pm

Individualized Program Evaluation Consulting

Open only to Component A LGBT HHS funded organizations

This program is a way to get more one-on-one assistance with your organization’s specific data and evaluation challenges. Providers will complete an intake interview where the consultant will learn more about the organization’s data and evaluation practices and needs. Organizations must identify a specific problem or need that they want to work on in up to 10 hours of consulting, and the consultant will work with organizations to develop a specific workplan. During sessions, the organization and the consultant may discuss challenges and brainstorm solutions, work on specific products like refining the organization’s logic model or developing a client survey, or review and improve the organization’s data management processes.

We will be prioritizing requests related to core AIDS Institute reporting requirements, such as:

  • Collecting and reporting on unduplicated total people served within each objective area
  • Accurately recording and expressing levels of participation in activities
  • Assessing the change over time experienced by the people you serve (members, constituents, clients) directly

If you are interested, please schedule an initial discussion with us.