A key challenge for not-for-profit organisations is to
be able to use data to show the impact of their work.
Organisations need to know what information they
need to collect and how to develop systems that will
enable them to track what they are doing and the
impact it is having.
This award is an applied programme that allows
non-profit managers to develop a framework for their
organisation that measures the impact and value of
what they are doing. The course will allow you to
document the information needs of your organisation
in order to support the development of effective
management information systems and to support the
implementation of these systems.
The course teaches
you how to use data to show impact and how to
integrate this into your overall information technology
strategy. The course combines the latest evidencebased
practices with insights from practitioners from
the sector. Expert tutors are drawn from academia,
senior leaders from the sector and managers
who work within capacity building, research and
information technology within the sector in Ireland and
The course is targeted at senior managers and staff
who are responsible for service delivery and advocacy
with senior partners and stakeholders. The programme
would be particularly relevant to specific team leader
roles within the sector whose remit includes reporting
on the impact of their service or supporting information
management within their service.
As the programme covers a variety of managerial
topics focused on information management in the
non-profit sector it will also be highly beneficial for
current or aspiring board members or those involved in
This is a Special Purpose Award at level 9 (10 ECTS credits). Learners who complete this programme may be able to transfer some credits to an MSc in Non-Profit Management subject to progression rules at the time of application.
Applicants are required to hold a minimum of a 2.2
honours degree at level 8 or equivalent on the National
Framework of Qualifications. Applications may also be
considered under the college’s Recognition of Prior,
Experiential Learning (RPEL) policy and this is likely to
be particularly germane to non-profit sector managers
who do not hold an undergraduate degree but have
substantive work and managerial experience. This
programme requires applicants to have previous work
and managerial / team leader experience.
Based on the history of other CPD programmes
provided by the partners, all learners are likely
to be currently employed in the sector.
The programme will further develop your
skills and competences in the sector.
For information on the subjects taught on this course view our module descriptors.
Attendance at college for 3 x 2-day blocks and 1 additional day (7 days total).
These blocks will be run over a 6-month or less period, allowing students
spend time on applying the evidence based principles learned, completing
applied projects as part of their assessment and focusing on independent
The cost of this course is €1,150.
If you would like to learn more about this course please contact Regina Dunne on email@example.com.
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