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Outcome-Based Evaluation: A Training Toolkit for Programs of Faith: This primer will help FBO leaders understand the basics of outcome-based evaluation (OBE), its uses and benefits. This comprehensive, step-by-step tutorial guides program directors through a logical process of identifying program goals, establishing measurement indicators, and collecting data to determine how successful the program was in achieving its targets. The toolkit focuses on a hypothetical example that can be adapted to assess real-life programs. It includes worksheets and forms FBOs can use to plan their own evaluation process.
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The Four Stages of Evaluation: This short article offers a quick overview of formative, process, outcome, and impact evaluations.
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How Are We Doing? A Toolkit for Organizational Self-Assessment : This toolkit is designed for directors of faith-based organizations who wish to lead their staff, board, and/or volunteers through an intentional process of internal self-assessment. This evaluation system assists organization leaders and stakeholders in assessing whether their programs and policies are “on track” with their mission and philosophy of ministry. It works especially well for day-long or weekend Board or staff retreats.
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Recommended Books
The Manager’s Guide to Program Evaluation: This book is for nonprofit leaders who want to ensure that their organization reaches the people it serves and their staff are using the most effective techniques to do so.
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A Guide to Evaluating Asset-Based Community Development: Lessons, Challenges, and Opportunities: This manual outlines a non-traditional approach to evaluation and explains its benefits for organizations involved in community development.
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Evaluation with Power: A New Approach to Organizational Effectiveness, Empowerment, and Excellence: This book helps nonprofits leaders to understand a model of collaborative evaluation that involves all stakeholders and contributes to an organization’s process of continuous improvement.
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Recommended Links
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation-Research Center: The Wilder Foundation’s Research Center sponsors practical research and evaluation to strengthen individuals, families and communities.
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Outcome-Based Evaluation: A Training Toolkit for Programs of Faith

How Are We Doing? A Toolkit for Organizational Self-Assessment

Amherst H. Wilder Foundation-Research Center

The Four Stages of Evaluation