Evaluation Planning & Implementation
Social Evaluate simplifies the evaluation approach and builds the capacity of your staff in participating in and contributing to the evaluation process.
Many organisations are confused about where to start when it comes to evaluating their programs or initiatives.
We can help by working with you to scope out your Theory of Change, Program Logic and then build your Monitoring and Evaluation Framework and Data collection Plan.
Social Evaluate is also skilled in survey development and quantitative and qualitative data collection so that you can present compelling evidence and case studies to illustrate your story of change.
Annette Hoskisson is a skilled in community consultation and interviewing as well as facilitating focus groups.
Social Evaluate can act as an initial guide to your organisation and staff to help you scope out your evaluation planning process or can project manage the entire evaluation and planning process for your program or initiative, providing you with a comprehensive evaluation of impact with key learnings.
What is a Theory of Change?
A theory of change explains the links between activities and outcomes and how and why the desired change is expected to come about, based on past research or experiences.
A logic model is a graphic representation of the theory of change that illustrates the linkages among resources, activities, outputs, audiences and short, intermediate and long-term outcomes.
Social Evaluate can undertake independent evaluations on programs to demonstrate the outcomes and impact that have been achieved in line with the original funding objectives.
The benefits of an objective evaluation are:
A skilled evaluator and Practioner is able to review evidence in that links to the achievement of program objectives;
Independent interviews can be undertaken with participants and stakeholders to ascertain their perception of results achieved.
Objective recommendations can be provided on the key learnings and areas for the program to address going forward.
Charities, Not for Profits and social enterprises that hope to engage, inform and inspire their stakeholders try to clearly communicate the impact of their work. All social organisations should tell their stakeholders how they are fulfilling their purpose and achieving the change that they are working towards.
Good impact reporting helps beneficiaries, volunteers, donors, funders and other supporters understand and engage with an organisation. It also helps the organisation and it’s staff to focus on results and outcomes and work to achieve their vision or mission.
An organisation that is able to establish and explain its impact will have a strong foundation both for communicating its work, and also managing it to achieve its goals.
Social Evaluate can work with your organisation to help you develop impact reporting so that your audience can quickly and clearly understand aims, plans activities and results.