Evaluation for Improvement: A Seven-step Empowerment Evaluation Approach for Violence Prevention Organizations
This manual is designed to help violence prevention organizations hire an empowerment evaluator who will assist them in building their evaluation capacity through a learn-by-doing process of evaluating their own strategies.
This toolkit provides guidance to local primary prevention providers on all stages of program evaluation including determining needs, resources, and capacity, stating outcomes and developing a logic model, and collecting, managing, and analyzing evaluation data.
Nonprofits today are being pressed to demonstrate the effectiveness of their program activities by initiating and completing outcome-oriented evaluation of projects. This guide was developed to provide practical assistance to nonprofits engaged in this process.
Although primary prevention is at the root of the movement to end sexual violence, community-based agencies are challenged to find practical resources around program development and evaluation. Developing programs with evaluation in mind will enable prevention educators to build upon strengths and improve programs to achieve desired results. Through evaluation, sexual violence prevention educators will be able to show what they have always trusted: that their programs do make a positive difference.