This document is a “how to” guide for planning and implementing evaluation activities. The manual, based on CDC’s Framework for Program Evaluation in Public Health, is intended to assist managers and staff of public, private, and community public health programs plan, design, implement and use comprehensive evaluations in a practical way.
The strategy presented in this manual will help assure that evaluations meet the diverse needs of internal and external stakeholders. Such needs include assessing and documenting program implementation, outcomes, efficiency and cost-effectiveness of activities, and taking action based on evaluation results to increase the impact of programs.
Developing and executing evaluation efforts within a non-profit organization can be challenging. As with many areas of non-profit management (i.e., those that don’t involve direct service provision), implementing evaluation processes requires some upfront investment of time and money, and may only make sense once an organization has reached a certain size and complexity.
This resource lists the differences between qualitative and quantitative data, including the goals, methods, and focus of analysis for each. Use this resource when determining your evaluation method.
This document outlines just a few of the most important tips and tricks to maximize your survey’s potential.
This tip sheet provides a basic overview of analyzing multiple choice, scales, and open-ended questions.
This tip sheet covers the dos and don’ts when designing qualitative questions.
Use this checklist when preparing for, day-of, and immediately after a focus group.
You may use this template when conducting a focus group. The main components of this consent form include the purpose of the focus group, a statement of voluntary participation, confidentiality, and incentive.
This resource provides an overview of how to effectively budget for an evaluation. This information was presented by the Corporation for National & Community Service; you may access the slide deck and audio from the presentation.
Below is the slide deck from a webinar presentation by the Collective Impact Forum and FSG. You may also access the full webinar and additional resources from the Collective Impact Forum.