A Launch is Just the Beginning

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Evaluation is a team sport

Evaluation is a team sport

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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. We hugged, we chatted, we ate delicious evaluation themed cookies - it was a wonderful evening!

For so long, evaluation has been relegated to the corners. Evaluators as separate from nonprofit programming—something to “leave to the experts” or not do at all. It’s time to change that.
— Elena Harman

We’d like to send a big thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate with us. For so long, evaluation has been relegated to the corners. Evaluators as separate from nonprofit programming—something to “leave to the experts” or not do at all. But at our party, we saw a coming together of nonprofit professionals, evaluators, local government, small business, and of course family and friends. We hope that this book can be a vehicle for our continued coming together. The start of evaluation as a central tool in nonprofit strategy. The start of evaluation as a team sport. This book launch is just the beginning.

Here are some ways you can help:

  • Read the book and tell us what you think - One of our goals is to demystify evaluation and make it accessible to everyone. Do you have more questions? Something that resonated? We want to know.

  • Suggest speaking events - Elena will be hitting the road and trying to spread these ideas as broadly as possible. Where should she go to help build evaluation capacity for a stronger community?

  • Share our Vantage Point Blog - We have an incredible team at Vantage to carry out these principles in our day-to-day work, and they’ll be sharing digestible evaluation tips through our blog monthly. Even better, sign up for our newsletter and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Instagram.

Thanks again to all our lovely guests for making it a night to remember! Below are photos from the momentous event.


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