News, Reflections and Resources for Powering Change

Apr 13 2014 | By Deborah Linnell
There is a big emphasis on return on investment (ROI) by foundations right now. It has many nonprofits scrambling to develop methodology and tools for collecting data. → More
Categories: Evaluation
Mar 03 2014 | By TSNE
Evaluation is the means to which nonprofits establish accountability to themselves, their clients and the public. Evaluation can be used to measure the impact and cost-effectiveness of an organization’s programs, as well as influence long-term planning, staff... → More
Categories: Evaluation
Feb 13 2014 | By Jonathan Spack, Executive Director Third Sector New England
After a hiatus of several years, I recently attended the annual conference of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA), a 1,300-member group of researchers affiliated with university-based non-profit management... → More
Categories: Evaluation
Feb 13 2014 | By Deborah Linnell
It is important to be very clear about what you are evaluating, why you are evaluating, and for whom you are evaluating. Paying attention to these questions will help you shape your evaluation into a more useful tool. → More
Categories: Evaluation
Feb 13 2014 | By Deborah Linnell Third Sector New England
Previously, we discussed why evaluation is important for your nonprofit. In this article, we talk about the need for both process and outcome evaluation and the pitfalls of over-emphasizing outcomes over process. → More
Categories: Evaluation