When nonprofits want to show the effects of their activities, they often use surveys. With online survey tools, creating surveys has become faster and less expensive. The challenge is persuading people to complete your survey.
Nonprofit program evaluation is like a computer —garbage in, garbage out . For you to get useful answers, you must input the information from useful questions.
For your evaluation to get you results that you can use to paint the “true picture” and make a meaningful difference in people’s lives, it also needs to include the outcomes that matter to all stakeholders.
A lot of people think of program evaluation as being about measurement and data. Measurement may be a very important part of evaluation, but it’s just one of several parts of an effective evaluation—one that gets you information that you can use to strengthen and grow your program and increase your positive impact. In this […]
To many organizations, program evaluation is a dreaded affliction—something that’s forced upon them as a requirement for a grant. However, you can make evaluations work for you, instead of against you.