Program Evaluation Resources

Practical Strategies for Culturally Competent Evaluation, CDC 2016, free download

Commissioning Multicultural Evaluation: A Foundation Resource Guide, The California Endowment 2005, free download

American Evaluation Association Statement On Cultural Competence In Evaluation, 2011, free download

The Nonprofit Outcomes Toolbox: A Complete Guide to Program Effectiveness, Performance Measurement and Results, by Robert M. Penna, Wiley Nonprofit Authority, 2011.

Center for What Works (CFWW) provides low-cost e-learning courses on outcomes benchmarking at different levels and free downloadable tools and evaluation frameworks (logic models) with indicators for many programs.

Program Development and Evaluation Unit, University of Wisconsin Extension Free, 7-module course called “Enhancing Program Performance with Logic Models”; see other resources on UWEX site.

The Urban Institute Outcomes Indicator Project (in partnership with Center for What Works) free downloadable logic models and indicators for 14 program areas ranging from adult education and advocacy to employment training, performing arts and youth mentoring

Western Michigan University Evaluation Center Free downloadable tools and resources for evaluators.

W.K. Kellogg Foundation Free downloadable or hard copy evaluation resources

TRASI = Tools and Resources for Assessing Social Impact. Searchable, expert-reviewed database of over 150 approaches to measuring the impact of social program and investments

American Evaluation Association International professional association hosting a huge annual conference with vast learning opportunities.

The Evaluators Institute, now housed at Claremont Graduate University, with in-person trainings in Los Angeles and Washington D.C., excellent training on a wide range of evaluation topics.

Dabbling in the Data: A Hands-on Guide to Participatory Data Analysis, by PublicProfit

TechSoup Article about Choosing a Client Tracking Database

Large database of free resources on program evaluation and social research methods

Charting Impact, an online repository of self-reported nonprofit impact data for donors and funders

US Social Innovation Fund's Evaluation Plan Guidance on conducting rigorous evaluation to create impact evidence

Social Impact Calculator, online tool to monetize the value of social programs' impact

PEER-REVIEWED DATABASES OF EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICES IN SOCIAL PROGRAMS

Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence Blueprints

SAMHSA National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP)

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Model Program Guide

Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy, Social Programs that Work

What Works Clearinghouse

California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare

Guide to Community Preventive Services

Child Trends LINKS Database

Diffusion of Effective Behavioral Interventions – DEBI

Administration on Aging

Cochrane Collaboration Library of Systematic Reviews