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Public Art: A Guide to Evalution, is the culmination of ixia’s work on public art evaluation as seen in the other items. Just published in January 2009, this is their most recent publication. Best used by professional evaluators, the authors assume...
Last Updated: July 12, 2013
This 75-page manual is written for larger organizations that involve multiple people in the evaluation process. Relatively dense and academic, it provides users with practical guidelines for conducting a participatory evaluation that, as presented,...
Last Updated: July 12, 2013
This 32-page document guides United Way grantees in making the connection between outcomes and community impact. It encourages grantees to ask a set of guiding questions of their own clients, related to the services they need, support networks they...
Last Updated: July 12, 2013
This is a 118-page teaching and training guide to developing logic models. The guide is designed for trainers, facilitators and the beginning evaluator. This a solid, basic guide that includes many printouts, sample logic model structures, and...
Last Updated: July 12, 2013
"Connecting Californians" reports on a research project completed in 2000, that explored story as a powerful means of building community. The project conducted a search in each of California's 58 counties to find projects that engaged residents in a...
Last Updated: July 19, 2013
The strength of Counting New Beans is in its impressive list of contributors.  Through interviews, artistic leaders engage in conversation about audience, community, and the value of art.  Beyond these thoughtful essays, the book includes the...
Last Updated: July 19, 2013
This 5-page article on Action Evaluation from the Beyond Intractability website provides a knowledge base and tools regarding social conflict resolution and community reconciliation. This article assists participants, funders, and facilitators in...
Last Updated: July 19, 2013
Based on several years of field research in communities around the U.S., this six-page brief presents an insightful framework for better capturing and measuring arts, culture, and creative expression at the neighborhood level.
Last Updated: July 19, 2013
This 544-page book by sociology professor Robert D. Putnam makes the case that the social capital of American citizens is declining because of increasingly diminished connections with their communities. He supports this claim with extensive...
Last Updated: July 19, 2013
Drawing from Craig McGarvey’s seven years of professional experience as Program Director in Civic Culture at The James Irvine Foundation, a California-wide philanthropy, Civic Participation and the Promise of Democracy explores civic engagement...
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The authors cite nonprofits collaborating in an education system to introduce the concept of collective impact, defined as, “the commitment of a group of important actors from different sectors to a common agenda for solving a specific social...
Last Updated: July 19, 2013
The initial scoping phase, so important for providing a sound and lasting framework for the data and evidence reviews, has now ended and the hard work has begun. Technical work on the modelling is under way, including reviewing over 50 different...
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The authors suggest that traditional evaluation approaches (formative and summative) fail to meet the complex needs of social sector innovators. Instead, grantmakers should approach evaluation differently, specifically involving the use of...
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Written for evaluators, this 17-page report is a very nice guide to communicating about culture in evaluation practices and may be used as a reference in data collection. The report emphasizes that cross-cultural competency is a necessary skill for...
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  Understanding how knowledge moves through communities can help evaluators select the components of a program that are best suited for scaling up. “Scaling” is the practice of replicating programs for implementation at new locations, by other...
Last Updated: July 19, 2013

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