Framework for a Basic Outcomes-Based Evaluation Plan

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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


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.

NOTE: This example includes six columns. However, columns 4-6 are included below columns 1-3 on this page, so that this page is easily viewable on smart phones.




source of data
(records, clients, etc.)



method to collect data
(question-naires, inter-views, etc.)

who collects data

when collect data

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