Tag: research

Kylie Hutchinson,  principal consultant with Community Solutions, is offering her very popular webinar on effective evaluation reporting. As described by Kylie, “traditional evaluation reports often end up on the shelves of many decision-makers collecting dust.  Reporting is an important skill for evaluators who care about seeing their results and recommendations actually implemented.  In this webinar… Read more »

PHAC: Release of HIV and HCV G&Cs Performance Reports

The Public Health Agency of Canada is pleased to share the first Federal Initiative to Address HIV/AIDS in Canada: National Grant and Contributions Performance Measurement Report – 2012-13 and the first Hepatitis C Prevention, Support and Research Program: National Grants and Contributions Performance Measurement Report – 2012-13. These reports summarize performance measurement findings for 2012-13,… Read more »

Shared measurement systems require all programs or initiatives working towards a common goal to report on the same measures, using identical indicators and methodologies. Such systems have the potential to increase efficiency, learning and impact within any given field by accurately documenting the work that is collectively being conducted. Many of you are familiar with the… Read more »

The Learning Exchange for AIDS Peer Researchers (LEAP),  invites you to the 3rd edition of “What’s hot with PRAs in Canada”, our online educational series for PRAs and those who work with PRAs, on Wednesday, December 3rd from 2pm – 3pm EST.  Facilitated by James Watson from the OHTN, the theme from this session is “Supporting HIV Positive… Read more »

Save the Date: 2015 American Evaluation Association Conference

The American Evaluation Association is thrilled to announce that they will be hosting their annual conference in the bustling city of Chicago, Illinois. Join us November 11 -14, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago to explore Exemplary Evaluations in a Multicultural World. New to the American Evaluation Association conferences? Check out highlights from the 2014 annual conference here. Questions?… Read more »

Call for Peer Involvement: The CHERT Outcomes Working Group

The BC HIV/HCV Evaluation Advisory Group is looking for people living with HIV or who have lived experience with HCV to assist them in developing outcomes indicators for the Community HIV/HCV Evaluation and Reporting Tool (CHERT). Candidates should have some past experience participating, supporting and/or conducting community-based research and/or evaluation projects. Successful candidates will become integral… Read more »

Have you ever wondered how you can maximize the value of monitoring and evaluation activities commissioned by your agency? In a 20-minute archived webinar hosted by The American Evaluation Association, presenter Andrew Hawkins describes Ten Tips for Getting Better Value From Monitoring and Evaluation. Click here to access a recording of this webinar. Here is a description… Read more »

Hot Off the Press: 2013 – 2014 CHERT Findings

I am pleased to share findings from the 2013 – 2014 round of data collection with the Community HIV/HCV Evaluation and Reporting Tool (CHERT). Funded by the Provincial Health Services Authority, the CHERT is an online survey that collects annual data from community-based HIV/AIDS and/or Hepatitis C programs operating in BC. CHERT questions explore both process and outcome level… Read more »

Guide to Network Evaluation

The Centre for Evaluation Innovation and Network Impact recently partnered to create a how-to guide on network evaluation. The following is a rationale for this guide provided by the authors. Changemakers everywhere are investing in and building new networks – from large-scale cross-sector “collective impact” initiatives to more targeted efforts to promote policy change, spark innovation, or improve the delivery of services…. Read more »

Moving Mountains HIV/AIDS CBR conference report now online

The Community Report from the Moving Mountains: HIV/AIDS Community Based Research Conference, held in Prince George from June 17-19, 2014, is now available. The report captures the main themes of the event and also outlines the results of the evaluation of the conference, including lists of research and capacity building priorities identified by attendees. The… Read more »

The Concept of Collective Impact: Resources and Events

The concept of ‘collective impact’ is gaining traction in the evaluation world. A key support in developing this movement has been the Collective Impact Forum – a central place that houses tools, training and a networking for everything related to collective impact. One of the features on the website is a list of upcoming events, such as… Read more »

Archived Webinar: Using Big Data to Predict Social Impact

See below for the description of an archived webinar on using big data to predict social impact, brought to you by the Stanford Social Innovation Review. Evaluation has been a necessary evil for most nonprofits—expensive, time-consuming, impractical, and yet an absolute pre-requisite for funding.  But is there a better way?  The paradigm of evaluation is moving… Read more »