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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 […]

Program Evaluation in the Wild, Part 3

October 14, 2015 All Articles, Nonprofits, Nonprofits and Communities Tags: , , , 0 Comments

Logic models are essential tools for conducting evaluations. However, learning to use logic models effectively can be challenging. In my last post, I described a workshop that nFocus held to provide an “introduction to logic models and outcomes measurement” to some of our clients at Boys and Girls Clubs around the country. In this post, […]

Program Evaluation in the Wild, Part 2

August 7, 2015 All Articles, Nonprofits, Nonprofits and Communities Tags: , , 0 Comments

In my last post, I introduced the outcomes workgroup, a learning community we have organized for several Boys and Girls Clubs who use KidTrax to manage their participant and program data. In this post, I describe the first meeting of this group. We began the initiative by bringing together ten staff members from seven Clubs to the […]

Program Evaluation in the Wild

July 23, 2015 All Articles, Nonprofits and Communities Tags: , 0 Comments

Logic models are the backbone of program evaluation. However, the value of logic modeling lies not just in the end product of the model itself, but also in the learning generated through the process of collective inquiry. By engaging in a logic modeling process, stakeholders learn to articulate the “why” behind the “what” of their […]