More and more, people in the homelessness sector are being asked to evaluate their programs and services. The Canadian Homelessness Research Network (CHRN) now has an Online Course in Program Evaluation. This course is designed to be most effective when an organization supports the involvement of a staff team, who will progress through the course… Read more »
Do you want to know if your HIV/AIDS initiatives and programs are working? Are they effective in meeting their goals and objectives? Evaluating community-based programs or initiatives can help us see how we are doing, make sense of it, and make necessary adjustments. It permits feedback to improve effectiveness and encourages accountability. How do we… Read more »
Family Health International has published a useful guidebook that simplifies some of the complexity involved in evaluating HIV/AIDS programs. Evaluating HIV/AIDS Programs: A Handbook for Program Managers and Decision Makers focuses on evaluating programs related to the sexual transmission of HIV. It was developed for the target audience of program managers and decision makers of service delivery… Read more »
You are being invited to participate in a community led, community level evaluation of the STOP (“Seek and Treat for Optimal Prevention of HIV/AIDS”) Pilot Project. The STOP Community Engagement Working Group (CEWG) and Reciprocal Consulting are conducting this evaluation with AIDS Service Organizations (ASOs) and Community Based Organizations across the province. This evaluation is… Read more »
Now you can organize all of your program planning and evaluation activities for free online! The Health Communication Unit at the Centre for Health Promotion, University of Toronto has created an Online Health Program Planner (OHPP) that can help you make evidence-informed planning decisions. Highlights include project management tools that can assist you in ironing out… Read more »
Longer, more in-depth virtual professional development opportunties for evaluation are here! The American Evaluation Association is offering a series of Professional Development eStudies on evaluation techniques, strategies and tools. Over the next few months, eStudies will be offered on how to conduct focus groups, effective reporting techniques, and social network analysis. Check out this great professional… Read more »
Are you a non-profit program manager that needs some help with evaluation? Kylie Hutchinson, principal consultant with Community Solutions Program Planning and Evaluation, offers program managers a list of evaluation “do’s” and “don’ts” to follow. Kylie’s evaluation tips are practical and useful, as they are informed by her extensive experience conducting evaluations with non-profit organizations in the… Read more »
Have you been given the task of conducting a program evaluation and don’t know where to start? The Pell Institute has created an Evaluation Toolkit that provides first-timers with the tools and resources needed to evaluate their programs. This toolkit can you help you to design, execute, and utilize a program evaluation from start to finish.
The Colorado Trust also released a follow-up to the first Importance of Culture in Evaluation, looking at Cross-Culturally Competent Evaluation. This document includes case studies and lessons learned, providing practical application of theories. Download the full document here.
The Colorado Trust is a “grantmaking foundation dedicated to achieving access to health for all Coloradans”. One of the components of their website focuses on evaluation and they has pvet out some great resources on Evaluation, one of which looks at the Importance of Culture in Evaluation. Check it out here.
The American Psychological Association has developed a wonderful section of their website dedicated to evaluation and planning of HIV/AIDS programs in CBOs. The site provides a comprehensive guide to: Why Should CBOs Evaluate? Telling Your Story SMART Objectives Logic Models Evaluation Plans Role of Data Data Collection Presenting Your Story Program Development Resources The site… Read more »
While this site does come from out of the US, and from a background of environmental education, it does offer some great resources on how to find and work with an evaluator, including deciding whether to go with an external or an internal evaluation, and tips on actually finding an evaluator. This site, by MEERA… Read more »