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9 Things to Look for When Evaluating a Grant Proposal

Connection Cafe

Ensuring that your foundation makes impactful grants to the right nonprofit partners starts with a thorough proposal evaluation.

A Guide to Evaluating Networks

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This was fairly early in the Foundation’s exploration of networks and Madeleine came in to discuss her approach to evaluating networks.

3 Factors to Consider When Evaluating New Technology

Connection Cafe

Here are a few factors that should be considered when evaluating your current and future technology platforms: Create bring your own device policies.

Are You an "Accidental Evaluator?"

NTEN

Director of Evaluation. Regardless of your personal or organization’s viewpoint on the use of data, you, like many nonprofit professionals, may be asked to serve as an “accidental evaluator:” you may not be trained in evaluation, but you are asked to do it anyway as part of your job. Data evaluation measuring impact Program

My Notes from Next Generation Evaluation Meeting

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

These methods included: Developmental Evaluation , Shared Measurement , and Big Data. Developmental Evaluation was invented by Michael Q.

Strategies for Program Evaluation in the 21st Century

NTEN

The only way to know is to roll up our sleeves and evaluate. Kyle Henri Andrei. Research Analyst. Idealware.

Evidence = Funding: A new blueprint for evaluation plans

NTEN

The White House's Social Innovation Fund has developed a new program evaluation guide based on best practices. Michael D. Smith. Director.

Holy Awesome – NTEN’s Impact Evaluation

SocialFish

NTEN has just made public their IMPACT EVALUATION. Evaluating NTEN’s Impact. See the Impact Evaluation here. Me: Wow.

Evaluating mHealth Solutions for Healthcare Organizations

Mobile Commons

The post Evaluating mHealth Solutions for Healthcare Organizations appeared first on Mobile Commons. billion by 2018. Mobile Apps. Wearables.

Getting Technology to Work for Your Evaluation Needs

NTEN

Director of Evaluation. Your guide to choosing a database your evaluation goals can love. Laura Beals.

Evaluating Networks and their Effectiveness

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Evaluation can also help foundations get the feedback they need to modulate their role and influence. Notes from Discussion. Lists. To do.

Predictive Program Evaluation: Don't React, Predict

NTEN

To truly understand the power of a predictive program evaluation solution, let's first discuss three common misconceptions that many nonprofit organizations have. Any type of program evaluation tends to be reactive: something went right, so we keep on doing it, or something went wrong, so we try to fix it. Mary Grace Bateman.

Should you evaluate your blog the way you evaluate your employees?

AFP Blog

Should you evaluate your blog the way you evaluate your employees? : So how should you get started with evaluating your social media presence? Start by taking a look are your company’s regular employee evaluation form. What are three things the employee needs to improve?

Adventures in Evaluating Participatory Exhibits: An In-Depth Look at the Memory Jar Project

Museum 2.0

THE RESEARCH The challenge, of course, was to figure out how to evaluate the experience in a way that would help us identify the power of the project.

A Hierachy of Program Evaluation Metrics

Idealware

We're diving into researching data-based decision making for a couple of projects, which includes metrics for program evaluation.

Human Services Nonprofits Reveal Struggle to Evaluate Their Outcomes

Tech Soup Blog

Of course nonprofits’ ability to accurately evaluate their impact is married to their funding. How Much Time Is Spent on Evaluation?

Webinar Recap: Short Evaluations of Real Websites

Tech Soup Blog

On November 10, we had a different kind of webinar here at TechSoup called Short Evaluations of Real Websites. enough to offer their websites up to be evaluated in a public webinar. organizations around the country. These organizations were gracious. forum, and I want to send my whole-hearted appreciation out to them. on your website.

Autumn: A Time for Harvest and Reflection

Connection Cafe

Don’t limit the evaluation of your success just to dollars raised for each program. How many prospects have upgraded the level of giving?

Launch Day: Understanding Software for Program Evaluation

Idealware

Program evaluation is on our minds lately here at Idealware, and why not? Do you need technology to evaluate programs?

Build, Buy, or Customize?

Connection Cafe

Evaluate your team: Do you have the right skills sets and capacity in house? ” The answer is typically “yes.” Agile?

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A Hierarchy of Program Evaluation Metrics

Idealware

We're diving into researching data-based decision making for a couple of projects, which includes metrics for program evaluation.

How Do We Measure Nonprofit Effectiveness?

NTEN

Data evaluation Leadership Nell Edgington nptech nten social velocity Strategy success Program Nell Edgington. President. Social Velocity.

Upcoming Webinar on November 10: Short Evaluations of Real Websites

Tech Soup Blog

Pacific time for Short Evaluations of Real Websites. Curious to see what website experts really think when they look at a website? Join us on Thursday, November 10 at 11 a.m. This free one-hour webinar is presented in cooperation with SAP , a TechSoup donor partner. Is the navigation intuitive and easy to understand? Register today!

Network-Centric Success? Read the Health Care Campaign Evaluation

Network-Centric Advocacy

Dan Cramer of Grassroots Solutions and Tom Novick of M+R Strategic Services (M+R) provide a fantastic evaluation. Evaluation: Executive Summary of Findings and Lessons from the HCAN Campaign | Atlantic Philanthropies It is a great piece of work. Even the evaluation at $170,000 is a tiny % of 47 million dollar campaign.

Arts Assessment: Let's Stop "Proving" and Start Improving

Museum 2.0

evaluation research Research and assessment is rare in the arts, and it tends to focus on "proving" our value. Economic impact studies.

Measure what Matters

NTEN

They can achieve this understanding by implementing a realistic and meaningful evaluation system. Data evaluation Leadership Chari Smith.

ASKing about Art at the Brooklyn Museum: Interview with Shelley Bernstein and Sara Devine

Museum 2.0

We began with a series of internal meetings to evaluate our current visitor experience and set a goal for the project. frequently!).

Data Visualizations to Effectively Communicate Impact

NTEN

How to buck the unfortunate trend of data visualizations in evaluation that suck. Data data visualization evaluation Program

Software for Program Evaluation: What's Your Organization's Strategy?

Tech Soup Blog

Most nonprofits conduct some kind of program evaluation, whether it’s simply keeping track of how many people have been directly helped by an organization’s services or complex multi-year studies of a program’s effects on the larger community. Software Idealware Program Evaluation tsplanningandstrategy

We Need Fewer Bottom Lines in Nonprofits

Museum 2.0

business models evaluation institutional change If you run a for-profit business, the bottom line is your financial profit. Lines upon lines.

Try a New Way to Graph Survey Data in 2015

NTEN

Data data visualization evaluation Communications Stephanie Evergreen. Evergreen Data. Explore a whole new data visualization wardrobe for 2015.

How To Avoid 8 Common Performance Evaluation Pitfalls

Eric Jacobsen Blog

So, here is a good reminder from author Sharon Armstrong about how to avoid eight performance evaluation pitfalls. based in Overland Park, KS.

Guest Post: Using Visitor Participation to Improve Object Labels at the San Diego Natural History Museum

Museum 2.0

To date, the solution has been to put photos on the walls, pray for funding, and ignore the front-end evaluation bit. Our problem is this.

How To Avoid 8 Performance Evaluation Pitfalls

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Rating someone based on a short time period instead of the entire evaluation period 8. Rating someone based on the company he or she keeps 6.

Our Museum: Extraordinary Resources on How Museums and Galleries Become Participatory Places

Museum 2.0

Extra credit if you read the Our Museum evaluation (or its summary ) as well. evaluation institutional change participatory museum

How Do We Measure Nonprofit Effectiveness?

NTEN

Data evaluation Leadership Nell Edgington nptech nten social velocity Strategy success Program Nell Edgington. President. Social Velocity.

Reflection and Evaluation

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Reflection and Evaluation March 10, 2008 Michele Martin, one of my fave bloggers, has a great post today on Reflective Practice. Unfortunately, none of them had an answer to that question. Be Helpful.

Take the Wild Apricot Test: How much Nonprofit Knowledge Do You Know

Wild Apricot Blog

management membership events evaluation test apricotWild Apricot is jam-packed (apricot jam that is) with tonnes of resources to help you succeed with your organization. Take our test to see how much Wild Apricot knowledge you've picked up!

It Might Just Be My Favorite Year: 2014 in review

NTEN

14ntc Community digital inclusion evaluation net neutrality women in tech Amy Sample Ward. It's time to take a moment to marvel at the wonders that the nonprofit technology has made possible this year (thanks, team!). I know you''re not supposed to have favorites, but 2014 has truly been an incredible year.

The Spectator Spectrum: Who Do You Count as a Participant?

Museum 2.0

evaluation participatory museumReady for a math problem? A museum holds a free program in a semi-public space. How many people participated?