October 2014: Evaluation/Measuring Impact

Outcomes Thinking: How to Measure Your Success

Submitted on Fri, 10/3/2014 - 3:37pm
Outcomes management is the journey your mission should travel in order to be useful to the world you wish to better.
By Rem Hoffmann – Chief Executive Officer

Are You an “Accidental Evaluator?”

Submitted on Tue, 10/7/2014 - 12:00pm
How to get started navigating the trials and tribulations of the person tasked with "pulling a few numbers" for their nonprofit.
By Laura Beals – Director of Evaluation

Evidence = Funding: A new blueprint for evaluation plans

Submitted on Wed, 10/8/2014 - 3:14pm
The White House's Social Innovation Fund has developed a new program evaluation guide based on best practices. And it's not even our birthday!
By Michael D. Smith – Director

The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation’s Kelly Fitzsimmons on a New Blueprint for Evaluation Plans

Submitted on Thu, 10/9/2014 - 1:05pm
How can a foundation understand *how* a program works, not just *if* a program works?
By Kelly Fitzsimmons – Vice President, Chief Program and Strategy Officer

Data Visualizations to Effectively Communicate Impact

Submitted on Mon, 10/13/2014 - 4:44pm
How to buck the unfortunate trend of data visualizations in evaluation that suck.
By Stephanie Evergreen – CEO

Measuring Digital Maturity

Submitted on Tue, 10/14/2014 - 4:06pm
Why your nonprofit needs to focus on the right data, and how to know what that is.
By Andrew Blackmore – Director of Marketing & Analytics

How Small Organizations Can Use Affordable ICT-tools to Measure Impact

Submitted on Wed, 10/15/2014 - 2:00pm
One organization's efforts to bring you a catalog of tools to track your impact in the field. Thanks, team.
By Tomohiro Hamakawa – Project Manager

Measure what Matters

Submitted on Thu, 10/16/2014 - 2:44pm
Are these the data you're looking for? Exploring what to measure is the first step on a journey to greater impact.
By Chari Smith – Founder

Data Therapy: 10 tips to optimize your Database Administrator

Submitted on Fri, 10/17/2014 - 11:00am
Help database administrators (DBAs) help you.
By Alan Gordon – Data Operations Manager

On Transparency, Data, and Trust

Submitted on Mon, 10/20/2014 - 6:00pm
"What kind of relationship would donors and other stakeholders have with you if they knew your data handling practices?"
By Kord Davis – Co-Founder

Evaluating Evaluation: Behind the scenes of NTEN’s new worksheets

Submitted on Tue, 10/21/2014 - 9:29am
"Check your assumptions at the meeting room door" and other lessons learned from NTEN's meta-evaluation process.
By Amy Sample Ward – CEO

Solving the Catch-22 of Volunteer Programs with Measurement

Submitted on Wed, 10/22/2014 - 4:34pm
Volunteer programs: more than a "nice to have" and worthy of your evaluation efforts.
By Shari Tishman – Director of Engagement

Is the New Salesforce Analytics Wave Right for Your Nonprofit?

Submitted on Thu, 10/30/2014 - 2:38pm
What is Wave Analytics, and why are The Beach Boys singing about it?
By Michelle L. Chaplin – Senior Manager, Online Fundraising