The Creative Research Blog


At the end of an evaluation, you are typically left with a formal evaluation report that contains important data demonstrating the impact of your program, or data that provides insight into the implementation of your program. Having a good evaluation team that gathers reliable data is great, and knowing how […]

Disseminating Evaluation Results



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 […]

Social Impact Measurement, Part III: Do Shoes Equal Impact?




This article discusses how digital tools can be incorporated throughout the evaluation process and provides useful information on selecting digital tools to suit your evaluation needs. Parallel to the increase in online interactions, is the explosion of mobile technology use such as smart phones, mobile applications, and other digital devices. […]

Low-Cost and Effective Tools for 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




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Who will build the future? Building the future requires the talent of urban and rural communities of color to reimagine opportunity and educative environments, including formal and informal settings. The Empowered Learner-Networkers who are technologically-connected will progress through their personalized learning and self-organized communities of power. Education in all of […]

The Futures of Social and Educational Justice