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Evaluation examines the design, processes, implementation and outcomes of a program. It enables an organization to deliver services, demonstrate impact, and provide information for future improvements.

Resources

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Program Evaluation

Impact Evaluation

Collective Impact Evaluation

Logic Models

Charts

Program Evaluation Software

  • Understanding Software for Program Evaluation - paper with overviews of the types of software that can assist with a technology-based program evaluation strategy by Elizabeth Pope, Laura Quinn, Chris Bernard, Kyle Henri Andrei, and Tyler Cummins, Idealware

Websites

  • Charting Impact - helps nonprofits create standardized reports clarifying their goals and accomplishments.  The information is linked to your organization's GuideStar profile.
  • Community Solutions Planning & Evaluation - articles, tools and trainings on planning and evaluation by Community Solutions
  • Outcome Indicators Project - framework for tracking performance provided by the Urban Institute and the Center for What Works
  • Outcome Mapping - methodology for planning, monitoring and evaluating development initiatives by Better Evaluation