program evaluation

3 keys to selecting measures for nonprofit performance management

December 18, 2017 | Pieta Blakely

Many nonprofits are looking at performance management as a way to improve their ability to provide services and to use data intentionally for strategic planning. Here, when I say performance management system, I mean the collection of process and outcome measures that your organization collects and ...

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program evaluation

The difference between process indicators and performance measures

December 13, 2017 | Pieta Blakely

Many organizations struggle with writing their own performance measures. The goal is to create performance measures that describe the program's impact well and are useful for strategic management. Sometimes, when I’m working with staff to document their program’s performance measures, I notice that ...

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program evaluation, logic model

Including performance measures in a logic model for program evaluation

December 08, 2017 | Pieta Blakely

Now that you have developed a logic model (check out this post if you still need some help, or download my logic model guide), you might be wondering how to integrate your data collection plans with it. If your logic model is clear, using it to build an evaluation plan will be pretty ...

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survey, methods

Demographic data on a survey: Why to collect it and what to do with it

December 06, 2017 | Pieta Blakely

When we're conducting a survey for program evaluation, we have probably all been told to collect some basic demographic data on every survey, but what data and why? The most important thing you can do with your demographic data is to demonstrate that the people who responded to your survey ...

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