Evaluation quick start


The year is almost over but it’s not too late to create the most effective evaluation plan your program has ever had. In fact, now is the perfect time to use evaluation to reflect back on the past year and plan for the coming year. All you need is one program metric and a willing team.

Let’s do it.

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Rounding Out Equity in Organizations – Leadership, Evaluation, Funding

Today’s Coffee Time with Masterminds episode, “Rounding Out Equity in Organizations” is the final episode in our Equity Series. Today, we discuss out of box solutions for overcoming barriers to creating equity in Leadership, Evaluation, and Funding. Transcript: Rebecca Tuttle 0:03 Today’s Coffee Time with Masterminds, is closing out or rounding out our series on…

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Measuring quality, quantity, and results

One of the risks when developing an evaluation plan, is developing measures without being really clear about what kind of measure they are or how we’re going to use them to understand our program. In this post, I’m going to talk about process measures (AKA outputs) and outcome measures — how they are different from each other and how they are both useful in understanding a program.

When evaluating your programs, you may want to consider two kinds of measures: process measures and outcome measures. Process measures help you assess what you’re doing and how well you’re doing it, and they are evaluated while the program is in progress. Outcome measures evaluate the effect the program has/had on its target population (its impact), and they can be assessed during or after the program is complete. 

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Evaluation FAQs

Managing your evaluation plans internally can be complicated. Trying to design the evaluation plan that best represents your work without disrupting the work is crucial and challenging. There are a few questions that clients have asked me over and over. Here, I address some of those frequently asked questions. Why is my funder asking for…

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