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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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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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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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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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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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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What Counts as Valid?

A continuation of our series about the Equitable Evaluation Design Sessions, this post focuses on why Vantage Evaluation decided to focus on what is considered valid findings, what we did (or tried to do), what we learned, and where we are going next. Our hope in sharing our experiences is that others might find inspiration to engage in similar work, and that those organizations will take what we did and improve upon it.

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