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Evaluation & Outcomes

Evaluation & OutcomesEvaluation is carefully collecting information about something in order to make necessary decisions about it. Nonprofit organizations - and funders - are increasingly interested in outcomes-based evaluation to find the most efficient and effective way to meet the mission. This information and articles on this page strive to assist you in making meaning of the evaluation process.

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Posted on: January 29, 2018
Topics: Featured

A 2-Step Exercise for Designing Your Best Board

Source: PhilanTopic
Andy Robinson, a Vermont-based nonprofit consultant and author, shares a simple board self-evaluation exercise to help you clarify your boards strengths and weaknesses.
Posted on: March 12, 2015
Topics: Board | Board Development | Evaluation

The State of Evaluation

The State of Evaluation report is based on surveys of nonprofit organizations and paints a picture of how the nonprofit sector uses evaluation. Download a copy of the latest State of Evaluation report.
Posted on: May 2, 2013
Topics: Evaluation

Board Self-Assessment Tool

The Board Self-Assessment Questionnaire helps New Hampshire nonprofit boards identify how the board might be strengthened and assists boards in identifying priorities for board development activities. The tool now includes the option of online administration and tabulation of the results.
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Posted on: February 28, 2013
Topics: Board | Board Development | Evaluation

A Decade of Outcome-Oriented Philanthropy

Source: Stanford Social Innovation Review
A look back on the beginnings of "strategic philanthropy" and what the future may hold.
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Posted on: February 28, 2013
Topics: Data & Research | Evaluation | Outcomes | Philanthropy | Strategy

Some of My Favorite Measures

Nonprofit Quarterly  A helpful list of possible measures of success and performance. Read More...
Posted on: February 28, 2013
Topics: Evaluation

Getting Real About Real-Time Evaluation

Source: Blue Avocado
A detailed look at "real-time evaluation" and how to decide if it's right for you.
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Posted on: February 28, 2013
Topics: Evaluation | Program Planning & Evaluation

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