Evaluation

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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

We've included many resources here to help nonprofits with their evaluation needs.  

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