3 Questions Environmental Organizations Should Ask When Evaluating a CRM

Everyaction

While this may be an intimidating proposition, the process can be made easier by keeping a larger value framework in mind and making sure to ask a few key questions. For environmental organizations, these are three questions that should be asked about any potential new CRM.

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. Fast forward five years, Madeleine has published a new guide on evaluating networks. Three pillars of focus in network evaluation.

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. If appropriate for the grant size, is an experienced independent evaluator involved to administer the outcomes measurement plan?

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. Evaluate whether your current technology still meets your needs. Do your due diligence when evaluating your technology.

Evaluation and being a learning organization

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Beth Kanter tweeted about an article by Gale Berkowitz relating to evaluation, which I found really fascinating – it is a must read. In this article, Gale points to an interesting shift within her organization (the Packard Foundation): “Over the past four years we have been shifting from evaluation for proof or accountability (“Did the program work?”) to evaluation for program improvement (“What did we learn that can help us make the program better?”).&#.

Evaluation and being a learning organization

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Beth Kanter tweeted about an article by Gale Berkowitz relating to evaluation, which I found really fascinating – it is a must read. In this article, Gale points to an interesting shift within her organization (the Packard Foundation): “Over the past four years we have been shifting from evaluation for proof or accountability (“Did the program work?”) to evaluation for program improvement (“What did we learn that can help us make the program better?”).&#.

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. One question I asked all of them was about whether they had a process of reflection and evaluation of their work, as it was going on, and when the project was coming to a close.

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. Chances are the form has some variation on the following questions: What are three things the employee does well? What are three things the employee needs to improve? What are the employee’s goals for the coming period?

Six Tips for Evaluating Your Nonprofit Training Session

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Our session will share lots of great advice about what to do before , during , and after leading an effective technology training. Using the ADDIE for designing your workshop, you arrive at the “E” or evaluation. There are two different methods to evaluate your training.

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Holy Awesome – NTEN’s Impact Evaluation

SocialFish

NTEN has just made public their IMPACT EVALUATION. Evaluating NTEN’s Impact. We’ve struggled with the idea of evaluation and just how to measure our impact when it is so deeply entwined with the work and efforts of other organizations. See the Impact Evaluation here.

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. I think most of us are familiar with interview and survey-based evaluation methods. A man walks into a museum. He shares a story.

Evaluating mHealth Solutions for Healthcare Organizations

Mobile Commons

One recent study found that patients who take surveys over text messaging are more apt to answer questions conscientiously and honestly. The post Evaluating mHealth Solutions for Healthcare Organizations appeared first on Mobile Commons.

7 Questions To Ask First

Connection Cafe

Daring to Lead report finds that a full 55% of your peer executives name technology as a “depleting” aspect of their job (it would have been the most depleting of all options surveyed, if not for the joys of HR – like evaluating and hiring/firing staff). The Seven Questions.

How To Evaluate Your Leadership Style

Eric Jacobsen Blog

How to Evaluate Your Leadership Style By Ken Blanchard, Co-author of Great Leaders Grow: Becoming a Leader for Life Today, I'm going to give a short, one-question quiz. Here's the question: How do you rate as a leader? I don't ask this question flippantly.

How To Evaluate Your Leadership Style

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Ken Blanchard , author of, Great Leaders Grow , shares today's guest post: How to Evaluate Your Leadership Style By Ken Blanchard, Co-author of Great Leaders Grow: Becoming a Leader for Life Today, I'm going to give a short, one-question quiz. I don't ask this question flippantly.

Evaluating Wikis

Idealware

Before choosing a Wiki platform, ask yourself some key questions: Do you need granular security? I'm following up on my post suggesting that Wikis should be grabbing a portion of the market from word processors. Wikis are convenient collaborative editing platforms that remove a lot of the legacy awkwardness that traditional editing software brings to writing for the web.

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FAQs about Joining a Nonprofit Board: How to Evaluate Your Fit with the Executive Director

BoardAssist

From Giving Back : FAQs about Joining a Nonprofit Board: How to Evaluate Your Fit with the Executive Director. One Executive Director confided in us, “the board has such confidence in what I do; they never question any of my decisions.”

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5 Questions to Evaluate Your Nonprofit Video ROI

See What's Out There

It used to be that everyone was asking us for a “viral” video. Now everyone is asking us how to measure video Return on Investment (ROI). Video ROI is a topic we think a lot about at See3 and, unfortunately, there isn’t a simple answer or one that fits every organization. Generally, we [.].

The Big Twitter Question

Frogloop

Data from Comscore Nonprofit marketers should evaluate Twitter once again. The network suffered a bad year in 2010 which saw it lose a lot of ground , and become relegated to a second tier network behind Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn in user visits.

Guest Post by Gale Berkowitz: Evaluation for Learning

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: This post, Evaluation for Learning , was originally published as a guest post on the Good blog as a response to “ How Might We Celebrate Learning through Evaluation? I'm republishing here because I think several of the principles for evaluation that Gale outlines are very important to approaching how you pilot, monitor, and improve your social media strategy over time so it has impact or ROI. In truth, evaluations rarely are either one or the other.

How Can Systematic Evaluation of a Volunteer Program Positively Impact an Organization?

ASU Lodestar Center

Evaluating volunteer programs within nonprofit organizations is a key step in continual improvement and data collection. Due to a sector-wide leadership crisis and continual staff burnout, volunteer management and evaluation plays a crucial role in the livelihood of nonprofit organizations.

Telling the story in a new way: Should arts leaders use impact evaluation?

ASU Lodestar Center

Her question stayed with me for a long time. Impact evaluation in the arts, and its broader use for leaders of any nonprofit, can drive results. With such evaluation data, arts leaders can promulgate the value of the organization’s art to all stakeholders.

How To Avoid 8 Common Performance Evaluation Pitfalls

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Wednesday, December 1, 2010 How To Avoid 8 Common Performance Evaluation Pitfalls As the year comes to a close its likely time for many business leaders to tackle the annual performance appraisal process. Rating someone based on a short time period instead of the entire evaluation period 8.

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

And like those other core functions, we must examine our technology and data strategies to properly evaluate and prioritize our needs and successfully build our digital capacity. We know you've got questions. It's finally here!

Upcoming Webinar on November 10: Short Evaluations of Real Websites

Tech Soup Blog

Pacific time for Short Evaluations of Real Websites. Some questions the experts will be asking are: Does the website accurately reflect the mission of the organization? 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.

GUIDE: Growing and Sustaining your Volunteer Program

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

By evaluating your existing volunteer program and renewing your focus on recruitment and retention, you can build a thriving and sustainable volunteer program that will propel your work forward. Evaluating Your Existing Volunteer Program.

Are you asking the right questions in your peer to peer fundraising survey? #TT

Connection Cafe

Jen initially wrote this post for me to share a highlights from a webinar we hosted: Are you asking the right questions in your post event survey? In 2011, we wanted to evaluate our Bowl for Kids Sake website to see what was working and what might need to be updated.

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10 lessons for Giving Days, and one question: How can we make them more sustainable?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Bahia Ramos wrote this guest post that summarizes the finding from an evaluation report from Third Plateau to evaluate the 18 Giving Days the foundation supports. 10 lessons for Giving Days, and one question: How can we make them more sustainable?

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Volunteer Check-In: The Questions You Should Be Asking [DOWNLOAD]

NonProfit Hub

Evaluations are scary. I love the way JFFixler Group phrased it with their article “ Volunteer Valuation, Not Evaluation.” Evaluation does sound incredibly dull, so have a little fun. Hopefully you already have a record of these types of questions.

Evaluating Open Source Systems is Hard

Idealware

It's been a particularly difficult report, in a way that has me thinking about the challenges for any nonprofit who's trying to evaluate complex open sources systems. The main way that you're expected to evaluate an open source system is by trying it out. It's great to evaluate some things - like ease of use - but it's hard and time consuming to try to figure out more advanced functionality. Or could pay a consultant to specifically demo or answer questions?

Ask These Five Questions

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Sunday, May 9, 2010 Ask These Five Questions If you are leading a business or a nonprofit organization, take the hour or two to read Peter F. Druckers book, The Five Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask About Your Organization.

Week 5: Evaluation: Technology ROI

NTEN

Questions: 7. Attempts allowed: Unlimited. Available: Always. Pass rate: 75 %. Backwards navigation: Allowed. Start quiz

Behind the Research: How Idealware Learned More About The Reality of Nonprofit Program Evaluation

Idealware

Over the summer, we worked with one of our very talented interns, Rachel, to help her design a survey that was meant to get at the heart of a question we''ve been pondering for a while at Idealware: How are nonprofits conducting program evaluation in the real world? The germ of the idea came from the very question I posed in that intro paragraph: How are nonprofits conducting program evaluation in the real world?

NPO Evaluation, IE6, Still Waters for Wave

Idealware

Here are a few updates topics I've posted on in the last few months: Nonprofit Assessment The announcement that GuideStar , Charity Navigator and others would be moving away from the 990 form as their primary source for assessing nonprofit performance raised a lot of interesting questions, such as "How will assessments of outcomes be standardized in a way that is not too subjective?"

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First 2011 NTC Session Evaluation Raffle Winner

NTEN

Congratulations to our first session evaluation raffle winner: Tim Brauhn from The 1010 Project! After every block of sessions we'll draw another winner, so the more evaluations you complete, the more chances you have to win. There are two ways to evaluate a session: Text the Evaluation Code to 69866 OR Use the Evaluation Code at [link] Session Evaluation Codes - same as the Twitter Hashtags - can be found in parentheses after each session's title (e.g.

Answers to the Ten Questions I am Most Often Asked

Museum 2.0

This post shares some of the most interesting questions I've heard throughout these experiences. Feel free to add your own questions and answers in the comments! BROAD QUESTIONS ABOUT AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION 1. QUESTIONS ABOUT RESISTANCE TO CHANGE 5.

5 Open-Ended Questions To Ask Your Customers

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Friday, November 12, 2010 5 Open-Ended Questions To Ask Your Customers I really like author Paul R. Timms advice to stop asking your customers the "typical" questions and instead ask them open-ended questions. Question For Today Which person on your team did you thank today?

How To: Evaluate AdWords Performance

NTEN

On the Google Grants team, we receive a lot of questions from grantees on how best to evaluate their AdWords performance. We put this article together to give guidance around monitoring and evaluating your Google Grants account using a few strategies we find valuable. In general, you should use the data that flows into your AdWords account to evaluate performance. Let's take a look at how we can use the Keyword Performance Report to evaluate performance.

Going Green: Paperless Evaluations at the 10NTC

NTEN

At the 2009 Nonprofit Technology Conference , we gave our session evaluation system a major tech overhaul by highlighting a mobile text messaging option in addition to our normal paper evaluations -- as well as an online option that was added at the last minute. At the 2010 NTC in Atlanta, we built on what we learned and took this one step further by moving to a completely paperless evaluation system. In fact, just over half the sessions received more than 4 evaluations.

Adding to your Board? Top Ten Questions to Ask when Choosing a Board Recruiting Service

BoardAssist

What questions should you be asking as you think through who will perform the very important function of board recruiting for you? . Top Ten Questions to Ask when Choosing a Board Recruiting Service.

ASTC Recap: Questions, Colors, and Reflective Research

Museum 2.0

Designing Questions Kathy Gustafon-Hilton coordinated a massive Pecha Kucha session, featuring 19 design professionals sharing 20 slides, 20 seconds apiece. I spoke about the importance of designing intentional frameworks for asking visitors questions, based on this blog post. Exhibit labels in science centers ask more questions than any other kinds of museums, and yet the questions are often awful--teacherly, overly rhetorical, and totally meaningless.

How Do You Answer These Leadership Questions?

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Tuesday, September 21, 2010 How Do You Answer These Leadership Questions? Open Leadership author Charlene Li reminds leaders to periodically ask themselves these "open leadership skills assessment" questions: Do I seek out and listen to different points of view?

Museum 2.0 Rerun: Answers to the Ten Questions I Am Most Commonly Asked

Museum 2.0

This post shares some of the most interesting questions I''ve heard throughout these experiences. Feel free to add your own questions and answers in the comments! BROAD QUESTIONS ABOUT AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION 1. QUESTIONS ABOUT RESISTANCE TO CHANGE 5.