Evaluating your volunteer engagement strategies can feel overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be that way. In this post, Elena and Laura share three tips for looking deeper than volunteer retention metrics to inform your volunteer engagement strategies.
It is hard to capture someone's attention among the constant flow of information. Many of us turn to infographics as the answer. But how do you get started? Evaluator Raquel Rubio shares what questions to answer before diving into design.
You know all about quantitative data - numbers and statistics. But did you know qualitative data (words and stories) are a critical component for evaluating systems and programs? Humans thrive on storytelling, and while there will always be an emphasis on “proving” a social program works through statistical analyses, it is also important to understand the lived experience of the people being served by that program. Learn more from our evaluator Stacie Hanson.
We envision a world where foundations embrace evaluation as a learning tool, not a mechanism for grantee accountability. Colorado Springs Health Foundation (CSHF) exemplifies this journey by listening, sharing, and ultimately strengthening the community.
Our Meet the Vantage Team series is a way for you to get to know each member of our team, and why they love what they do. Today we feature evaluator Aisha Rios, whose nuanced understanding of culture and community, and passion for social justice brought her to evaluation.
Once an executive director decides to move forward with evaluation, their most critical role is to be a vocal advocate for learning. In this post, Elena shares some simple talking and framing points to orient staff and stakeholders for a successful evaluation partnership.
Can’t get useful or actionable information from your post-event surveys? It’s time to try a new approach. In-the-moment evaluation helps you get feedback when attendees are most likely to engage – at the event. In this blog post, Eleanor and Laura share guidance on when to take an in-the-moment approach, what methods to use, and the logistics you need to consider.
What does gardening have to do with evaluation? In our latest Vantage Point blog, Patty shares how to grow your impact and cultivate vibrant evaluation habits by thinking about your end goals, resources, and priorities.
We are thrilled to announce that our woman-owned and women-driven company has been chosen as a 2019 Colorado Company to Watch (CCTW)! Colorado Companies to Watch works to recognize the driving economic forces in the state by focusing not merely on growth, but on the true impact and influence of an organization.
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. In today’s post, Eleanor shares how her love of communities and natural curiosity fostered a passion for seeking real-world impact through evaluation.