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Evaluation & Evidence Building

Explore strategies to develop evaluation plans, outcome measures, and other methods for improving your programming, assessing our impact, and building evidence. Understanding our program’s impact on the families we serve is essential to effectively supporting survivors and fulfilling our mission of ending violence against women and children.

PROGRAM EVALUATION: GETTING STARTED

An evaluation plan will identify the context in which your program operates, the evaluation purpose, goals, and questions that...

OUTCOME EVALUATIONS: THE BASICS

Outcome evaluations can help you tell the story of your program's impact and whether the program is meeting its...

CAPTURING PROGRAM EVIDENCE WITH STORYTELLING

Storytelling: Capture stories and spread their impact using a wide range of interpersonal, cultural, and research and evaluation approaches. 

DEVELOPING MEASURABLE OUTCOMES

Outcomes are the changes you expect to result from your program. When considering how best to measure the success...

INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD (IRB)

Any project that meets the definition of research and that involves human subjects would require submission of an IRB...

ADAPTATION OF EVIDENCE-BASED PROGRAMMING

Adapting an Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) can improve the overall effectiveness of that EBP for the specific community or families...

BUILDING EVIDENCE

Evidence building is a learning mindset that offers a set of approaches to support change agents to identify, focus,...

CONTINUOUS QUALITY IMPROVEMENT

Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) is the process of continuously keeping track of how a program or project is being...

SHARING YOUR IMPACT

Sharing the story of your program or agency’s efforts can be a strategy for communicating the value of the...

TRAUMA INFORMED AND ETHICAL DATA COLLECTION

A trauma informed approach to evaluation recognizes that power dynamics exist within all levels - design, data collection, analysis,...

COMMUNITY CENTERED EVIDENCED-BASED PRACTICE APPROACH

As a field, we must reimagine evidence-based practice and develop inclusive program implementation and evaluation methods that are equitable...

PRINCIPLES-FOCUSED EVALUATION

Principles-Focused Evaluation is an innovative approach to program evaluation that measures results while allowing for contextual flexibility. According to...

LOGIC MODELS

A logic model is a brief (usually one-page) visual representation of how your program works.

THEORY OF CHANGE

Creating a theory of change can be a helpful tool in developing programs or solutions to address complex problems...