Communicating Your Impact

For Part Two of Elena’s webinar series hosted by The Communications Network, Elena shared best practices for supporting evaluation with communications. Her presentation focused on five areas where communications staff can take the lead in building trust with board members, funders, and external audiences by supporting a learning culture around evaluation.

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Kindle Morell
Beyond Grateful

Go beyond “thank you for participating” and make a meaningful connection with your stakeholders with informative thank yous. In this post, Laura shares the benefits of sharing what you learned and the tweaks or shifts you plan to make as a result, closing the feedback loop.

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Laura Sundstrom
Meet the Vantage Team: Kayla Brooks

Our Meet the Vantage Team series is a way for you to get to know each member of the Vantage team, and why they love what they do. Today we feature evaluator Kayla Brooks, whose desire to help people and make change led her to focus on learning both personally and in her career journey.

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Kayla Brooks
A Launch is Just the Beginning

Last week, we threw a party with family, friends, and partners to celebrate the launch of Elena’s book, The Great Nonprofit Evaluation Reboot: A new approach every staff member can understand. This is the start of evaluation as a central tool in nonprofit strategy. And the book launch is just the beginning.

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Kindle Morell
Avoid Three Common Pitfalls When Using Data

Measurement and information are only useful when they adhere to a thoughtful and intentional approach with those who are most directly involved, using a balance of data sources. Elena illustrates how to improve the use of data by sharing an example from the education system.

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Elena Harman
Meet The Vantage Team: Raquel Rubio

Our Meet the Vantage Team series is a way for you to get to know each member of the Vantage team, and why they love what they do. Today we feature evaluator Raquel Rubio, who is passionate about asking questions, and about the power of evaluation to lead to social change.

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Raquel Rubio
Shifting the Frame of Evaluation from One of Accountability to Learning

Unfortunately for many folks working in the social sector, the word “evaluation” conjures negative reactions—worries about finger-pointing, concerns about funder reactions, or fear of negative public perceptions if the results aren’t all positive. Deciding to evaluate your program’s effectiveness, and then figuring out how to do it, can be a daunting proposition. But it shouldn’t be. A guest post from Vice President of Philanthropy at The Colorado Health Foundation, Amy Latham.

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Kindle Morell
The Great Nonprofit Evaluation Reboot

We’re excited to invite you to a celebration for our founder and CEO Dr. Elena Harman’s new book: The Great Nonprofit Evaluation Reboot: A new approach every staff member can understand.

In addition to receiving a 10% discount on the purchase of the book, attendees will enjoy light appetizers, music, and mingling with Colorado’s incredible nonprofit and foundation community.

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Kindle Morell
Meet the Vantage Team: Stacie Hanson

Our Meet the Vantage Team series is a way for you to get to know each member of the Vantage team, and why they love what they do. Today we feature evaluator Stacie Hanson, who shares the importance of finding and seeing connections.

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Stacie Hanson