Resources for Nonprofit Program Evaluation
June 16, 2014 12:42 PM Subscribe
What resources are available for nonprofit program evaluation? If you have been involved in this kind of work, what resources have been particularly useful to you?
posted by kortez to Work & Money (6 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a graduate student starting a new assistantship in a field that is still quite new to me. Over the next year I will be working with a number of nonprofits as they gear up for evaluations of their programs. These evaluations will all be internal. There is a desire for the evaluations be formative, but it is also quite clear that reporting to funders is driving much of this. The nonprofits who have reached out for help have expressed concerns specifically about logic models and outcomes assessment/reporting.
My first step is to put together a list of resources that are available. This will range from organizations and associations, to journals and specific articles, to evaluation tools.
My background, if it helps: I’m studying educational research methodology, which means that my course work takes me through a fair bit of program evaluation theory and applied work. However, most of this experience is limited to the classroom, and clients/projects have been in education. I have very little experience with the nonprofit sector.
Where should I start? If you have been involved in this kind of work, what resources have been particularly useful to you?
Some resources that are already on my radar: