There are gender wars, and then there are casualties. It wasn’t until 2011 that the behemoth toymaker LEGO acknowledged girls’ desire to build with bricks, even though the company had long before made a seemingly effortless pivot to co-branding, video games, and major motion pictures. So it’s little wonder that girls face all-too-real obstacles when […]Read more
Author: Patrick Parnaby Collecting and analyzing survey data is easier with technological tools. When measuring the effectiveness of a program, surveys have a number of advantages. Problem You want to use surveys to determine if your project is effective in changing attitudes or behaviors, but traditional options for survey data collection are expensive, hard to
Author: Patrick Parnaby Incorporating technological tools into evaluation plans can please funders. Your funders will want you to look at your project from many angles. Providing them with a sound evaluation plan gives funders the assurance they need. Problem Your project wasn’t able to secure funding because your evaluation plan was “weak.” Solution Develop a
Author: Patrick Parnaby Implementing the right evaluation plan can guide your project to success. To begin, you need to ask the right questions. The taste of this donut is more important than its diameter. Problem You need to know whether your program is meeting your target audience’s needs. Solution Develop and implement an evaluation plan.
Improving program evaluation can pave the way for superior results and increased funding. It is important to reflect on your project from the very beginning It’s difficult to know whether or not a program works if your method of evaluation isn’t reliable or valid. A poor method of evaluation can, and often will, lead to