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Do Comprehensive Community Initiatives Work?

February 4, 2016 All Articles, Nonprofits, Nonprofits and Communities Tags: , , 0 Comments

Note: This post originally appeared on the GradNation blog. We hope that the ideas and resources here will be of use to our many clients who are participating in their own local CCIs and collective impact initiatives! Thank you to Dr. Jonathan Zaff and his team for sharing this research. — What’s the best way […]

Recapping Our Top 5 Posts of 2015

December 30, 2015 All Articles, Nonprofits, Nonprofits and Communities Tags: , , , , , , , 0 Comments

Happy December! To end the year, we’d like to recap our five most popular blog posts of 2015. One of our most-read posts of the year was the introduction to our Data With Integrity blog series. Our goal with this first phase of the series was to explore what the term “data with integrity” might […]

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 […]