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This rubric relates to a case study that is presented on the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation website, though it is useful in isolation as a guide to leadership. The rubric presents nine categories of program development (vision, preparing a case...
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 guide gives examples of purposeful sampling to show the user difference between selection of typical and atypical cases, as well as selecting a representative range of cases. In so doing, it illustrates ways in which purposeful sampling might...
Last Updated: July 12, 2013
Battery Dance employed a pre and post program participant survey to assess its program, Dancing to Connect - Iraq. In doing so, the dance company and the program participants explored areas of self-expression, attitude and perception changes, and...
Last Updated: July 19, 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
Breakthrough, an international human rights organization, invited Education Development Center/Center for Children and Technology to complete an evaluation of “ICED! (I Can End Deportation),” a video game that teaches young people about the effects...
Last Updated: July 19, 2013
Beertown is a live-performance, guided in part by audience participation and feedback.  The attached evaluation tools and results give insight into dog & pony dc’s evaluative approach, guided by Beertown director, Rachel Grossman.  Survey...
Last Updated: July 19, 2013
Edutainment - the mixture of education and entertainment ranging from video games to soap operas, harnesses the power of entertainment to promote social change.
Last Updated: July 19, 2013
  The documentary film “Waiting for Superman” reignited the debate over the quality of public schools in America. At the request of the Ford Foundation, the Harmony Institute completed an evaluation of the social impact of the documentary film....
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...
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...
Last Updated: July 19, 2013
To get insight into a complex community, problem or process of change, sometimes you need to look beyond conventional research or evaluation methods. Ethnography is a powerful way to step inside the culture of an organization or community, hear...
Last Updated: July 19, 2013
This 35-page report provides a summary of findings and lessons learned by the Neighborhood and Family Initiative (NFI), a comprehensive community initiative launched by the Ford Foundation that began in 1990. NFI was a 10-year effort that sought to...
Last Updated: July 19, 2013

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