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Evaluating Community Impact

Sometimes to Hear the Music you Have to Turn Down the Noise | A Game-Changer Approach to Poverty Reduction Strategy and Evaluation

Evaluating Community Impact, Publications, Mark Holmgren, Vibrant Communities

From a poverty reduction perspective, we are inundated with the voices of our clients, our funders and donors, our colleagues, governments at all...

Evaluations That Work: What the Non-Profit Sector Can Learn from the Ontario Nonprofit Network and Vibrant Communities

Evaluating Community Impact, Webinars & Videos, Evaluation

Evaluations “work” when they lead to insight and action. We all know that the process can be resource-intensive, so it is important for us to...

Turning Curves, Achieving Results

Evaluating Community Impact, Articles

Turning Curves, Achieving Results uses the lens of Results-Based Accountability (RBA) to examine how Annie E. Casey Foundation Fellows are helping...

Collective Impact & Shared Measurement

Collective Impact, Evaluating Community Impact, Articles

This paper provides an overview of shared measurement, why it’s important, and things to consider when working on your shared measurement plan.

Measuring Community Capacity-Building: Rural Communities

Evaluating Community Impact, Tools, Vibrant Communities

Measuring Community Capacity-Building in Rural Communities is a workbook-in-progress that was developed by the Aspen Institute to build the...

Literature Review of Evaluation Methods & Methodologies

Evaluating Community Impact, Case Studies

The word ‘evaluation’ has become increasingly used in the language of community, health and social services and programmes. The growth of talk and...

Community Development Evaluation Measures: Indicators of Success

Evaluating Community Impact, Case Studies

This document brings together a collection of indicators as a part of the Community Waitakere project Research on Community Development Methods...

Evaluation Frameworks in Community Development Organizations

Evaluating Community Impact, Community Development, Case Studies

This document is the third in a series that are all a part of the Community Waitakere project Research on Community Development Methods and...

A Developmental Evaluation Primer

Evaluating Community Impact, Publications, Vibrant Communities

Developmental evaluation is a specific approach to evaluation that is ideally suited for innovative situations. Initiatives that are innovative...

The Stacey Matrix

Evaluating Community Impact, Tools

This matrix is a useful tool when navigating your way into the concepts and field of complexity.

Breakthroughs in Shared Measurement and Social Impact

Evaluating Community Impact, Publications

This paper profiles the work of a handful of innovative organizations in the social sector that have “developed web-based systems for reporting...

Developmental Evaluation: Diagnostic Checklist

Evaluating Community Impact, Tools

The aim of Developmental Evaluation (DE) is to support social innovators tackle complex challenges. The following assessment tool will help you to...

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