Community Evaluation Programs

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General Program Evaluation

Program Evaluation and Logic Models

American Evaluation Association
The American Evaluation Association (AEA) web site contains collections of general sites that have extensive lists of evaluation plans, instruments and reports. Evaluators are the audience for all listed sites. You do not need to be a member to access.

American Evaluation Association The American Evaluation Association (AEA) web site contains collections of general sites that have extensive lists of evaluation plans, instruments and reports. Evaluators are the audience for all listed sites. You do not need to be a member to access.

BetterEvaluation An international collaboration to improve evaluation practice and theory by sharing and generating information about options (methods or processes) and approaches.

Free Management Library The Free Management Library provides resources for for-profit and non-profit organizations on a wide range of topics including evaluation.

Compassion Capital Fund Intermediary Development Series The Intermediary Development Series is a multi-volume series designed to outline the key steps and elements necessary to help intermediaries build capacity in the faith-based and community-based organizations (FBO/CBOs) they serve. This volume deals with measuring outcomes.

Usable Knowledge, LLC: Online Logic Model Training A power point presentation for developing logic models, complete with voice-over.

United Way of America Outcome Measurement Resource Network A list of guides and reports on outcome measurement among nonprofit organizations.

University of Wisconsin Extension Service: Program Development and Evaluation Everything about logic models from the University of Wisconsin Extension Service.

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion The National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Healthy Youth web site provides the Centers for Disease Control Program Evaluation framework, handbooks they have developed, topical newsletters, a series of Evaluation-related Briefs, and links to other web sites.

The PRIMER Project Partnership-driven Resources to IMprove and Enhance Research (PRIMER) – A Toolkit for health research in partnership with practices and communities. The web site is organized around five typical phases of multi-site research from formation to close-out. In each of these sections, you'll find resources and tools that have been used in other research networks.

Outcome Indicators Project This web site is for the Outcome Indicators Project, a joint effort between the Urban Institute and the Center for What Works. It contains a number of helpful papers, such as Surveying Clients about Outcomes and Using Outcome Information. It also has outcomes and performance indicators in 14 programs areas, such as performing arts, prisoner re-entry, emergency housing, etc.

Harvard Family Research Project The Harvard Family Research Project provides reports and newsletters on how to carry out various types of evaluation on three basic topics: out-of-school time programs, complementary learning, and family involvement.

The Evaluation Center: Western Michigan University WMU's Evaluation Center web site provides checklists on a variety of topics.

Easy Outcomes Easy Outcomes is a user-friendly version of a more formal approach (Systematic Outcomes Analysis) which can be implemented on a particular piece of software designed for doing this type of work. It is free and the site designers would like to hear from people using their approach.