Planning

Resources


  1. Focus Group Protocols.
  2. The FRIENDS Protective Factors Survey. This instrument is a pre/post survey that is designed to be used with caregivers who are participating in programs designed to strengthen parenting and prevent child abuse and neglect. It consists of 20 items and includes the following subscales: Family Functioning/Resiliency; Emotional Social Support; Concrete Support; and Nurturing and Attachment. The instrument and relevant resources are available for free.
Logic Model:
  1. Wisconsin Cooperative Extension Logic Model Resources. This resource provides a thorough orientation to logic models and provides a variety of presentations, templates, and interactive self-study modules that address numerous issues related to logic models.
  2. A Guide to Developing an Outcome Logic Model and Measurement Plan. Developed by the United Way of Greater Richmond and Petersburg, this resource provides an overview of logic models that is tailored to the United Way setting. It includes specific steps and discusses how logic models can be used as a framework for outcome measurement.
  3. Kellogg Foundation Logic Model Development Guide. This guide provides a detailed overview of logic models and their benefits. The guide also provides in-depth instructions on how to create logic models using several examples and providing checklists, worksheets, and other resources.
  4. Sample Logic Models.
Evaluation Planning:
  1. Wisconsin Cooperative Extension "Planning a Program Evaluation". A 27 page guide to help you through the process of planning your program evaluation. Includes information on focusing the evaluation, collecting the information, using the information, and managing the evaluation.
  2. Wisconsin Cooperative Extension Worksheet.
United Way Worldwide Evaluation Resources:
  1. Connecting Program Outcome Measurement to Community Impact. Describes how to connect program outcome measurement to community impact. Includes guidance on mining program outcome learning, questions that stimulate agency discussions, patterns in agency findings that suggest community issues, a checklist to help a United Way make full use of this resource for its community impact work, and examples from United Ways that have made the connection successfully.
  2. Indicators that a United Way is Prepared for Program Outcome Measurement. Draws on insights from experienced United Ways to highlight the preparation needed to plan for, implement, sustain, use, and benefit from program outcome measurement. Includes a checklist to help guide efforts at each stage of implementation.
  3. Managing Agency and Community-change Initiative Data: Guidelines for Software Selection. Describes how a United Way can identify its agency/program and community-change initiative data needs, explores relevant software characteristics, presents factors related to software selection, and provides thought-stimulating examples for many tasks. Includes experiences of several United Ways, a software selection checklist and a glossary of terms.
  4. Measuring Community Impact: Indicators and Methods. Measuring community impact requires tracking changes in both community conditions and population outcomes. This web page connects to resources for meeting the challenge, including a presentation on two United Ways' community impact theories of change and measurement plans, a report providing many examples of community changes at various levels, and a worksheet for planning your own community impact measures and methods.
  5. Program Outcomes and Community Outcomes: What Are the Differences? Community outcomes are not just a lot of program outcomes added together. They differ in both who benefits and how the benefit is produced. This resource presents key distinguishing features and examples of the two types of results.
  6. Program Outcome Measurement LISTSERV. Helps United Way staff and volunteers share program outcome measurement knowledge and experiences directly with colleagues.

 

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