How to Collaborate with Researchers - Course 5 in the Nonprofit Series

How to Collaborate with Researchers

Collaborating with a researcher is a great way to evaluate your organization’s programs and services, develop new programs or expand your existing programs, identify critical gaps in your service delivery, and infusing new ideas into your organization. This training will ensure that your collaboration is successful.

In this training, you will learn how collaboration with a researcher can help you evaluate and improve your organization’s programs. You will learn how to find a compatible researcher and strategies for developing a strong mutually beneficial partnership. This training is perfect for nonprofit administrators and staff eager to conduct a program evaluation, develop a new program, or expand the scope and reach of their services.

At the end of this training, trainees will understand:  

  • The benefits of collaborating with researchers
  • How to identify a compatible research collaborator and be prepared for productive dialogue when discussing a proposed project
  • How to develop a relationship with the researcher to ensure the needs of the organization are met
  • What a logic model is and how to use logic models to enhance research collaboration

Training length: 1 hour

Training type: Video and asynchronous interactive activity

Training cost: Series: $199.99 ON SALE NOW* $99.99; This training only: $49.99 ON SALE NOW* $25.99 *Use code IJRD50off at checkout for a limited time. 

CEUs: Attendees who wish to receive continuing education units (CEUs) will receive a certificate of completion that indicates participation in this course. They may use this certificate to verify 1 CEU earned by submitting it to their licensing board.

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Trainer: Stephen Tripodi, PhD, MSSW

Dr. Stephen Tripodi has more than 15 years of experience collaborating with practitioners and clinical service providers, nonprofit administrators and staff, and correctional stakeholders to design and implement research projects in a range of settings. As a sought-after university research collaborator, he has learned the key ingredients of successful research collaboration. Dr. Tripodi is a gifted instructor and will help you develop a strong working relationship with a researcher in your area.


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