6 Steps to Evaluating your Program

One of the most effective things you can do to strengthen your dialogue-to-change program is to create an accurate process for documenting and evaluating the entire effort. Many people who take part in your program will want to know who participated, how effective the organizing strategies were, and what the outcomes were. Moreover, grant-making foundations, public officials, news media, and other people who can help you expand, strengthen, and institutionalize the dialogue-to-change program in your community will all want to know about your efforts and their impact.

1. Revisit your goals

2. Set benchmarks

3. Document the basics

4. Track the outcomes

5. Communicate the “public voice”

6. Evaluate program implementation

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