Shifting an organizational culture so that nonprofit staff actually uses evaluation results can be extremely challenging. The Latin American Youth Center (LAYC), a multi-service nonprofit in Washington, D.C., is an example of a nonprofit that has been working to achieve this culture change.
One of the organization's internal evaluators shared:
1) How our roles have changed to respond to the organization’s evolving needs,
2) Our strategies for producing relevant information for all stakeholders, from funders to the Board of Directors to the program recipients themselves, and
3) Our methods of building evaluation capacity so that we’re partnering with program staff through the evaluation lifecycle rather than making decisions on their behalf.
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