Evaluation 2020

Session ID: 2272 Eval Lab - Increasing Strategic Learning in the Social Sector 

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Eval Lab - Increasing Strategic Learning in the Social Sector
de Vos, P.F. , Kingsley, B., Dunn, G., Gokiert, R., Wallace, E., 2020

Nonprofit organizations are under pressure to increase their relevancy and impact in a complex operating environment. Despite the push for evidence-based decision-making, many nonprofits find it challenging to make evaluation part of the life-blood of their organizations. Barriers include resourcing, expertise, mindsets, and organizational readiness. Evaluation is often perceived as an add-on or as lacking usefulness, rather than as a facilitator of innovation and adaptation. In response to this, concepts such as ‘strategic learning’ have emerged to integrate evaluative thinking into strategic action. Our poster shares key lessons in building strategic learning capacity in a community-university partnership.

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Nonprofit organizations are under pressure to increase their relevancy and impact in a complex operating environment. Despite the push for evidence-based decision-making, many nonprofits find it challenging to make evaluation part of the life-blood of their organizations. Barriers include resourcing, expertise, mindsets, and organizational readiness. Evaluation is often perceived as an add-on or as lacking usefulness, rather than as a facilitator of innovation and adaptation. In response to this, concepts such as ‘strategic learning’ have emerged to integrate evaluative thinking into strategic action. This poster shares lessons from a community-university partnership.
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