Posts tagged eval tips
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 Sundstromeval tips
Survey Fatigue is Real

Nonprofit leaders often use surveys to take the pulse of their communities and get a sense of the impact of their organization’s work. Surveys are also beloved by politicians, marketing folks, and researchers. Unfortunately, they have become overused because they’re easy to build and send with cheap online survey software options. This has led to survey fatigue in our communities that has real consequences for nonprofit leaders.

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Morgan Valleyeval tips
Shifting from Data-driven to Learning-driven

We have gotten to the point where evaluation is such a buzzword in nonprofit and foundation work that we assume all nonprofits should be evaluating everything, and for the same reasons. However, that is not true. Evaluation should serve an intentional purpose. It should teach you something new, and something that you care about.

Learn how to create an evaluation purpose statement that outlines why you want to do evaluation in the first place, and what the results will be used for.

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Elena Harmaneval tips
Three Evaluation Steps You Can’t Outsource

An effective evaluation takes internal resources. Before you decide to ask an evaluator to figure out what to measure, it's important to sit down and think about the 30,000-foot view of why you are dedicating resources to evaluation in the first place. Learn about the five core elements of an effective evaluation, and what to consider before handing the project off to your evaluation team or external consultant.

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Elena Harmaneval tips
Two Ways to Engage Key Stakeholders & Make Meaning of Your Data

Nonprofit leaders who invite community and staff to the table when digesting evaluation findings make the findings more meaningful and useful. These stakeholders add critical insights when interpreting data on their own programs, and are best suited to decide next steps as a result. To ensure your data has meaning and engagement, you can invite others to participate in the analysis.

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Kindle Morelleval tips