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Multipaper Session 891 How Nonprrofit Organizations Can Build and Sustain Capacity for Evaluation 

11-08-2009 22:32

Evaluation Capacity Building With Community-Based Organizations: Results of a Yearlong Planning Process and Curriculum As funders continue presenting grantees with reporting requirements of increasing scope and complexity, it is essential that nonprofit agencies have appropriate expertise and capacity to build meaningful evaluation into their work. Many community-based organizations, however, lack such capacity. In 2006, a Twin Cities coalition of 25 nonprofits, primarily community centers and others sharing settlement house values, first began discussing their capacity with respect to evaluation. One resulting goal was for evaluation to be embedded into each organization, for participating agencies to engage in intentional work to create and sustain overall organizational infrastructure and processes that would make quality evaluation and its use routine. In this paper, facilitators of the yearlong process that grew out of this goal share the results of two years spent working closely with participating organizations to clarify their understanding of Evaluation Capacity Building (ECB), help them assess their current evaluation capacity, and assist them in writing their ECB plans to implement the following year.

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