Sheri Chaney-Jones

Sheri Chaney Jones specializes in helping organizations successfully collect, organize, and use data and information to demonstrate and communicate their value. The outcomes of her work allow her clients to fully achieve their dreams and take their missions to the next level. For over a decade, Sheri has improved government, non-profits, and small businesses... (continued)

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Logic Model Workbook- Innovation Network

"A logic model is a commonly-used tool to clarify and depict a program within an organization. You may have heard it described as a logical framework, theory of change, or program matrix—but the purpose is usually the same: to graphically depict your program, initiative, project or even the sum total of all of... (continued)

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Outcomes Framework Browser

Navigate through the 14 programs areas and browse their respective outcomes and indicators. Once you choose a program area of interest, or the more general common outcomes taxonomy, the screen will display a program description, an Outcomes Sequence Chart for that program area, and links to the program outcomes so you can view the outcome indicators.

http://portal.whatworks.org/programs.aspx

Taggedassessmentevaluationoutcomesoutcomes measurementnccs

Evaluating Your Development Program

How does an organization measure the effectiveness of a development program? Could it be doing better?

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Advocacy Evaluation Update Newsletter

Back issues of Advocacy Evaluation Update, a newsletter for people who are working to influence decision makers, and looking for a way to measure their success.

http://www.innonet.org/index.php?section_id=6&content_id=358

Taggedprogramevaluationperformance indicatorsadvocacyeffectiveness

Effective Nonprofit Evaluation: Through a "Community of Learners"

TCC's Associate Director of Evaluation, Chantell Johnson and affiliate, Allison Crean, CEO of Informed Educators Consulting Group, provide seven pragmatic steps for effectively building the evaluation capacity of stakeholders while designing a complex evaluation.

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The Nonprofit Life Stage Assessment

The tool helps you understand your organization’s strengths and weaknesses with respect to its particular stage of development. It will help your organization plan for future needs, make decisions proactively, anticipate challenges, and determine what adjustments might be appropriate.

http://wilderresearch.org/tools/lifestages/index.php

Taggedevaluationphilanthropyvolunteerism & grantmaking foundationsprivate grantmaking foundationsprivate independent foundationscapacity buildingorganizational developmentexecutiveprogramplanning

Preparing an Evaluation Scope of Work

Article describing what an evaluation scope of work (SOW) is, why it is important, and suggests methods of good SOW preparation.

Article describing what an evaluation scope of work (SOW) is, why it is important, and suggests methods of good SOW preparation.

http://pdf.usaid.gov/pdf_docs/PNADO824.pdf

Taggedimplementationskillsmethodologiesoutcomes measurementevaluationevaluation definitions

Collaboration: What Makes It Work

What makes the difference between your collaboration's failure or success? Collaboration: What Makes It Work, Second Edition answers this question with an up-to-date and in-depth review of collaboration research. This new edition also includes "The Collaboration Factors Inventory."

http://www.fieldstonealliance.org/index.cfm

Taggedorganizational developmentmanagementevaluationperformance appraisalmetricsdefinitionoverall goal and basic stepsperformance planningassessments for nonprofits (balanced scorecardbusiness process reengineering

Evaluation Review: A Journal of Applied Social Research

This journal provides a forum for researchers, planners and policymakers engaged in the development, implementation and utilization of evaluation studies. It also reflects a wide range of methodological and conceptual approaches to evaluation and its many applications.

http://www.sagepub.com/journals/Journal200935

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Maberry Consulting and Evaluations

Maberry's team of highly qualified evaluators, educators and administrators
develop systems to accurately assess the impact of your program,
solidly positioning it for audits, grantor reviews – and ultimately for
future funding.

Their insight into measuring — and improving — clients’ effectiveness
has been gained as the... (continued)

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Thinking about Evaluating Your Program? These Strategies Will Get You Started

Article assisting those with little or no experience in program evaluation. Covers identifying and documenting the outcomes, activities, and indicators to be evaluated; assessing the quantity and quality of the program's achievements.

http://pareonline.net/getvn.asp?v=9&n=8

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Evaluation Design: Methodological Approach and Sampling

Tutorial describing how to plan and conduct an outcomes evaluation. It explains how to decide what data to collect and how to choose a sampling methodology for that data.

http://oerl.sri.com/module/mod4/m4_p1.html

Taggedmethodologiesoutcomes measurementevaluationevaluation definitionsimplementationskills

The NGO Café

The NGO Cafe is a meeting place for NGOs to discuss, debate and disseminate information on their work, strategies and results. NGOs searching for partners can also list their requests.

http://www.gdrc.org/ngo/ncafe-ks.html

Taggedorganizational developmentmanagementevaluationperformance appraisalmetricsdefinitionoverall goal and basic stepsperformance planningassessments for nonprofits (balanced scorecardbusiness process reengineering

Hiring the Chief Executive: A Practical Guide to the Search and Selection Process

This book is a guide through the process of hiring a new chief executive. It provides the essential steps of the hiring process. It also discusses the most important characteristics of the next chief executive, interviewing candidates, a sample job description, and systems for... (continued)

Taggedleadershiporganizational developmentmanagementevaluationdefinitionsskills & knowledge (managementcoordinating activities / resources)hiring / transitioning to new chief executiveperformance modificationfounder's syndrome

TransitionGuides

TransitionGuides is a collaborative of consultants, management support organizations and other executive transition specialists dedicated to sustaining and strengthening nonprofits through well-managed leadership transitions. This site includes articles, case studies and publications on all aspects of executive transitions from succession... (continued)

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Good Intentions Are Not Enough

This site believes if “aid is done poorly it can hurt the very people it is supposed to help.” They provide readers with the knowledge, tools, and resources they need to ensure that their donations match their good intentions. This is accomplished through an internet show that has loads of episodes. There are tips, questions,... (continued)

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IRS Subsection Codes for Tax-Exempt Organizations

This form lists the types of organizations that fall under every tax-exempt code recognized by the IRS.

This form lists the types of organizations that fall under every tax-exempt code recognized by the IRS.

http://www.guidestar.org/rxg/help/irs-subsection-codes.aspx

Taggedsites that specifically rate or report on the efficacy of different charities.philanthropy / grantmakingevaluation

Scam Boards

Finally, if you need to know and discuss more about charity scams, click here. These message boards are especially for victims of scams and those who are weary of a particular charity. There are over 2,000 posts on charity scams, as well as items for other kinds including internet, mailing, lottery, and more.

http://www.scam.com/

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