May 25, 2011 - 1:59pm
The following steps have been developed using established practices in pre-evaluation assessments. They can be used to determine whether or not your organization’s program is ready to be evaluated and provide guidance when you begin to design instruments and gather data. STEP 1: Identify the Question
May 25, 2011 - 1:55pm

Danielle Dryke (center) with Program Beneficiaries

April 26, 2011 - 2:32pm
  As an evaluator, I feel so fortunate to get to spend most of my time learning. In particular, I love that I get to spend time with people who are focused on housing, education, health, and quality of life.
April 26, 2011 - 2:29pm
Over the past few months, we have been following the discussions about public budgets as closely as anyone who works with programs that receive public funding. The stress that decision makers are under has been palpable. We have been saddened when programs that have demonstrated strong results have faced cuts, and also saddened to see people who we’ve come to know and care about face significant changes and losses.
April 12, 2011 - 9:10am
I am often asked to help organizations decide when to gather data to demonstrate outcomes.
March 24, 2011 - 1:41pm
Success in the affairs of life often serves to hide one's abilities, whereas adversity frequently gives one an opportunity to discover them.      - Horace
February 22, 2011 - 5:16pm
  Good information can help you design or evaluate your programs. If you complete the four steps below before gathering any data, your data is more likely to be useful and relevant.
February 22, 2011 - 5:16pm
January 26, 2011 - 5:47pm
The job you do making the world a better place is rewarding, but it can be demanding. Recruiting and managing volunteers, ensuring each participant is eligible, or obtaining support for programs are all critical aspects of working in the social sector.