From July 2011–May 2012 the Center hosted 101 trainings with 1,824 attendees. These training sessions were taught throughout the state in Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Muskogee and Enid. The total number of attendees also includes our Standards for Excellence Clinic Series. This program comprises eight guiding principles and 55 performance standards covering a wide range of nonprofit management topics designed to provide nonprofits the tools they need to effectively pursue their missions. The Center hosted 31 trainings which received an average score of 3.72. To date, 315 organizations have completed the requirements for the Standards for Excellence Clinic Series. Along with the comprehensive training and consultation, the Center provides resources to organizations across Oklahoma, including the Center’s toll-free Helpline. From July 2011–May 2012 the Center has answered 1,559 Helpline calls from organizations seeking counsel, general information and resources. While the Center provides special benefits to its members, the Helpline is open to any and all nonprofits across the state.
Success is defined by how many agencies implement what they learn in our trainings in their organizations. We have realized our mission when other agencies utilize the tools learned in our trainings and have applied those tools and standards to their organizations. However, we also value the role of evaluation of our programs to ensure the efficacy of the trainings and the value/pertinence of the content of workshops. Evaluation methods seem effective and useful for the Center to assess programs offered to organizations. Each workshop is individually evaluated, and we assess program outcomes monthly, quarterly and annually.
We verify success through collection of organizational "testimonials" concerning the effectiveness of their experience with the Center and by analyzing participant evaluations of all trainings, Standards sessions, conference sessions, forums and other educational events. We compile results from these evaluations in a report that tracks responses on a scale of 1.0 – 4.0. We discontinue programs or trainers that repeatedly receive less than a 3.5 cumulative evaluation.The Center’s 31 monthly trainings had an average score of 3.72 on a 1.00–4.00 scale with 4.00 being the highest rating. In addition, we include open-ended questions derived from the Rensselaerville Institute’s recommendations for measuring results that indicate how our trainings are implemented. We will continue to use these evaluation tools to measure results. In addition, we evaluate – on a quarterly basis – attendance at trainings to assess which trainings are most popular, and we contact members and funders regularly to assess which training subjects would be most useful to nonprofits as they address individual or collective managerial issues.
Taylor has over 30 years of leadership and nonprofit experience. She currently serves on the boards of the Notre Dame Club of Oklahoma City, World Neighbors, Friends of the Governor’s Mansion, Potts Family Foundation, Oklahoma County Kids Coalition, and Remerge Council.
She is a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma Class XXIV, a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma City Class XV, the founding director of Youth Leadership Exchange (YLX) and served for 10 years as a historic preservation commissioner for Oklahoma City. Taylor earned a marketing degree from the University of Notre Dame.
She is past board president of Oklahoma County Citizens for Juvenile Justice, Oklahoma Outreach Foundation, CASA of Oklahoma County, Notre Dame Club of Oklahoma City and Volunteer Center of Central Oklahoma. She is a past board member of and held leadership positions for Oklahoma Arts Institute, American Red Cross, YLX, Junior League of Oklahoma City, and Sunbeam Family Services.
Her service to the community has been honored and recognized by several organizations, including the 2013 Journal Record Woman of the Year, Junior League of Oklahoma City as the “Sustainer of the Year,” the National Association for Community Leadership as a “Distinguished Leader ”, the Oklahoma Hospitality Club Women through “Woman in the News”, the Notre Dame Club of OKC as a “Person of the Year”, Red Cross as a Board Member of the Year, CASA as a Board Member of the Year, Oklahoma Outreach Foundation “Dare to Believe” award, Journal Record 2012 Woman of the Year Making A Difference and the OCU Societies 2013 Dulaney-Browne Library Society Award. Taylor is also an Honorary CASA.
Affiliations include World Neighbors, John L. Peters Society, Ester Women, Allied Arts Circle Club, Friends of OU Breast Institute, Oklahoma Women’s Coalition, ONEVOICE Mastermind Founding Member, Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits Chairman’s Circle, United Way Women’s Leadership Society Founding Member, Oklahoma Western Heritage Museum, Prix de West Society, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Economics Club of Oklahoma City, Academy for State Goals, and Downtown Rotary.
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