Evaluation


Different sectors – academia, government, nonprofit, and for-profit – can learn from each other when it comes to using evaluation and data to facilitate positive change. This is a three-part series on evaluation in the for-profit sector (often called “social impact measurement”). In Part I, we explored what is going on […]

Social Impact Measurement, Part II: a Fit-For-Purpose Mindset Towards Data



This article will present some strategies for guiding the development of your organization’s programs with reliable data. Regardless of the sector, it is important for organizations to have a deep understanding of their focus population and problem of interest. This understanding ultimately leads to a well-served population by way of […]

Tools for Creating Data-Driven Program Development











In last week’s Federal News Radio interview with Kathryn Stack, Advisor for Evidence-Based Innovation at the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, Stack explored how fiscal austerity measures require that we understand which programs are effective and which ones are not.  Demonstrating effectiveness with rigorous research and analysis is necessary […]

Evaluation Series Part Two: Evaluation for Every Agency and Organization