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TOOL | Developing an Evaluation User Profile

Evaluating Community Impact, Tools, Evaluation

One of the central challenges of any evaluation is to get a strong grasp of what the primary user of the assessment wants to explore and how the evaluators can organize the evaluation so that its most useful for them.

The User Profile Worksheet and User Profile Card explore the primary users’ questions, what kind of decisions they will make with the answers to the questions, their preferences for how the assessment should be conducted, and when they need the evaluation feedback.
Mark Cabaj

By Mark Cabaj

Mark is President of the consulting company From Here to There and an Associate of Tamarack. Mark has first-hand knowledge of using evaluation as a policy maker, philanthropist, and activist, and has played a big role in promoting the merging practice of developmental evaluation in Canada. Mark is currently focused on how diverse organizations and communities work together to tackle complex issues, on social innovation as a "sub-scene" of community change work, and on strategic learning and evaluation.

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