Framework for a Basic Outcomes-Based Evaluation Plan

© Copyright Carter McNamara, MBA, PhD, Authenticity Consulting, LLC.
Adapted from the Field Guide to Nonprofit Program Design, Marketing and Evaluation.

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The following framework can be filled in by readers to complete a basic outcomes-based evaluation plan. The guidelines for completing the plan are contained in the Basic Guide to Outcomes-Based Evaluation for Nonprofit Organizations With Very Limited Resources.

NOTE: Outcomes-based evaluation is but one type of evaluation that can be applied to programs. Thus, a nonprofit might well benefit from first completing a more general evaluation plan the results of which, in turn, can suggest need for an outcomes-based evaluation plan. Read more about general program evaluation plans.


Outcomes-Based Evaluation Plan

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Organization (Name) _______________________________________________________

Or Program (Name) ________________________________________________________

Very likely, you will require a table that is larger than the example below. The following is to give you impression of at least one possible format for organizing outcomes-planning information.

outcome

indicator(s)

source of data
(records, clients, etc.)

method to collect data
(questionnaires, interviews, etc.)

who collects data

when collect data

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Nonprofit Program Design, Marketing and Evaluation - Book Cover Field Guide to Nonprofit Program Design, Marketing and Evaluation
by Carter McNamara, published by Authenticity Consulting, LLC. There are few books, if any, that explain how to carefully plan, organize, develop and evaluate a nonprofit program. Also, too many books completely separate the highly integrated activities of planning, marketing and evaluating programs. This book integrates all three into a comprehensive, straightforward approach that anyone can follow in order to provide high-quality programs with strong appeal to funders. Includes many online forms that can be downloaded. Many materials in this Library topic are adapted from this book.

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