Nonprofits do not always have the resources to hire a professional evaluator. This article discusses how the data you do have—whether anecdotal, subjective, interpretive, or quantitative—can be used...

This guide addresses the need nonprofits have to demonstrate the effectiveness of their programs through outcome-oriented project evaluation. Chapter one introduces what a logic model is and why it...

Key findings from the California Cities Gang Prevention Network Evaluation Summit are presented in this report. It focuses on the importance of evaluation as a means to provide insight that can be...

In this opening session of the 2012 Blueprints for Violence Prevention Conference in San Antonio, TX, Dean L. Fixsen, PhD, a leading expert in evidence-based program (EBP) implementation research...

This study explores the use of benefit-cost analysis (BCA) for measuring outcomes of social programs that support children, youth, and families. It reviews 39 social programs and the issues...

This manual presents a ten-step process that enhances practitioners’ prevention skills while empowering them to plan, implement, and evaluate their own programs. It is specifically designed to help...

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