Evaluations

11/30/16

Writing an RFP

So you’ve finally reached a point where you feel like you need more information to move forward as an organization, and, even more importantly, you’ve been able to secure some amount of funding to do so. Suddenly you find yourself elbow deep in old request-for-proposals (RFPs), both from your organization and others, trying to craft […]

By Kate DarwentRead More

8/24/16

Beyond the logic model: Improve program outcomes by mapping causes of success and failure

Logic modeling is common in evaluation work, but did you know there are a variety of other tools that can help visualize important program elements and improve planning to ensure success? One such tool is success mapping.  A success map can be used to outline the steps needed to implement a successful program.  It can […]

By Beth MulliganRead More

3/12/15

Fresh Evaluation Ideas for Spring

As an evaluator, it’s really easy to draft a thousand lines of questioning to capture every nuance in every conceivable outcome that might result from a particular program.  I want to know everything, and I want to understand everything deeply, and so do the organizations I work with. Yet collecting too much data burdens both […]

By Beth MulliganRead More

11/24/14

The Power of Ranking

One of the fun tools of our trade is index development.  It’s a way to rank order things on a single dimension that takes into account a number of relevant variables.  Let’s say you want to rank states with respect to their animal welfare conditions, or rank job candidates with regard to their experience and […]

By Beth MulliganRead More

9/3/14

Who you gonna call?

With Halloween approaching, we are writing about scary things for Corona’s blog. This got thinking about some of the scary things that we help to make less scary.  Think of us as the people who check under the bed for monsters, turn on lights in dark corners, bring our proton packs and capture the ectoplasmic […]

By Beth MulliganRead More

3/18/14

Four questions to ask before starting your evaluation

Evaluation is a helpful tool to support many different decisions within an organization.  Evaluation can take on many forms (e.g., summative, formative, developmental, outcomes, process, implementation, etc.), and the first step is to identify what kind of evaluation will be most useful to you right now.  Regardless of whether you need to measure your outcomes […]

By Beth MulliganRead More

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