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Evaluation Partnerships and the Systems Evaluation Protocol: Program Modeling and “Aha!” Moments

December 15, 2015 and All Articles, Nonprofits, Nonprofits and Communities Tags: , , , , , 1 Comment

In the final post of their series on the Systems Evaluation Protocol, Monica Hargraves and Jennifer Brown Urban show how the process of developing logic and pathway models can catalyze “Aha” moments about the real purposes and benefits of different parts of a program strategy. — To-do lists just get longer. Full plates get fuller. There’s increasing […]

Evaluation Partnerships and the Systems Evaluation Protocol: The Importance of Lifecycle Analysis

November 17, 2015 and All Articles, Nonprofits and Communities Tags: , , , , , 0 Comments

In the push to figure out “what works,” evaluation designs (e.g., randomized controlled trials) are often inappropriately matched with the maturity of the programs they are meant to evaluate. In the third post on their series on the Systems Evaluation Protocol, Monica Hargraves and Jennifer Brown Urban present a tool they call”Lifecycle Analysis” for matching programs […]

Evaluation Partnerships and the Systems Evaluation Protocol: The Role of Stakeholder Analysis

October 29, 2015 and All Articles, Nonprofits, Nonprofits and Communities Tags: , , , , , 0 Comments

In Part 2 of their series on the Systems Evaluation Protocol, Monica Hargraves and Jennifer Brown Urban introduce tools for conducting stakeholder analysis – a crucial part of ensuring that evaluations will have external validity, and that their results will “stick” in the practice context long after the “official evaluators” have completed their work. — How […]

Evaluation Partnerships and the Systems Evaluation Protocol

October 15, 2015 and All Articles, Nonprofits, Nonprofits and Communities, Uncategorized Tags: , , , , , 0 Comments

This week we introduce a new series of posts from researchers at Montclair State University and Cornell University, describing an approach to program evaluation they have developed they call the “Systems Evaluation Protocol.” Many thanks to Monica Hargraves and Jennifer Brown Urban for sharing their work! — The Systems Evaluation Protocol (SEP) offers a cutting-edge […]