Category: Evaluation

Evaluation Toolkit

Have you been given the task of conducting a program evaluation and don’t know where to start? The Pell Institute has created an Evaluation Toolkit that provides first-timers with the tools and resources needed to evaluate their programs. This toolkit can you help you to design, execute, and utilize a program evaluation from start to finish.

The Colorado Trust is a “grantmaking foundation dedicated to achieving access to health for all Coloradans”.  One of the components of their website focuses on evaluation and they has pvet out some great resources on Evaluation, one of which looks at the Importance of Culture in Evaluation.  Check it out here.

HIV/AIDS Program Evaluation in CBOs

The American Psychological Association has developed a wonderful section of their website dedicated to evaluation and planning of HIV/AIDS programs in CBOs.  The site provides a comprehensive guide to: Why Should CBOs Evaluate? Telling Your Story SMART Objectives Logic Models Evaluation Plans Role of Data Data Collection Presenting Your Story Program Development Resources The site… Read more »

Finding & Working with an Evaluator

While this site does come from out of the US, and from a background of environmental education, it does offer some great resources on how to find and work with an evaluator, including deciding whether to go with an external or an internal evaluation, and tips on actually finding an evaluator.  This site, by MEERA… Read more »

Program Evaluation Methods

Over the past couple of months I have been posting various resources on the why, what, and who of evaluation, as well as the history of program evaluation in Canada.  This resource looks at the HOW of evaluation.  This guide, put out by the Minster of Public Works and Government Services and published by the… Read more »

Update Evaluation Resources Page!

Wondering where you can find all of those fascinating tools I have been sending you over the last month or so?  Losing sleep that you may lost them in the abyss of your inbox?  Have no fear, they are now all neatly organized for your accessibility on our Evaluation Resources Page!  Check it out!

Brought to us by Imagine Canada, a very comprehensive guide to project evaluation was developed in 2006 by Fataneh Zarinpoush.  When I say this is comprehensive (it is 98 pages long!), I mean comprehensive!  The guide is broken into four modules and a glossary as well as appendices for templates.  What is great about this… Read more »

Ok, so we all know, or are beginning to understand, how important evaluation is (right?), but evaluation is only as good as it’s content, and the goodness of that content depends on the input from important people (board, staff, member, clients, etc.).  In our world, these folks, among others, are referred to as “stakeholders”.  Published… Read more »

The Logic Model (insert eerie music here)…

Ah, the logic model… I have a love/hate relationship with logic models – while I will admit they are not my favourite daytime (or evening) activity, I do see how useful they are and and when I have completed one I subject anyone and everyone (including unsuspecting spouses!) to the beauty of what I have… Read more »

Evaluation & Sustainability

How can evaluation help sustain community programs?  The people at the Harvard Family Research Project share their views on the role an evaluator can play in community work.  The Evaluation Exchange is a newsletter out of the HFRP and this issue looks specifically at evaluating community-based initiatives.  To download this issue of the Evaluation Exchange,… Read more »