- Introduction to Evaluation
- The 5Qs of this Toolkit
- 1.0 What is Evaluation?
- 2.0 Planning Your Evaluation
- 2.1 Assessing Readiness
- 2.2 Building an Evaluation Plan
- 2.3 Section Summary
- 3.0 Conducting Your Evaluation
- 3.1 Understanding the Ethics of Data Collection
- 3.2 Designing the Tools and Collecting your Data
- 3.3 Inputting, Analyzing and Interpreting Data
- 3.4 Section Summary
- 4.0 Sharing and Learning
- 5.0 Evaluation Projects
- Resource List
- Partner Resources
- Bibliography and References
- Appendix 1: Glossary of Terms
- Appendix 2: Case Study Answers
- Appendix 3: Worksheets & Templates
- 6.0 Apply to the Evaluation Capacity Program for 2023/2024
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Evaluation Knowledge Centre and Measurement Hub
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Evaluation 101 E-Learning Course
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In Canada’s community sector, business as usual isn’t enough to deliver the results we need. Fortunately, new approaches such as developmental evaluation, social enterprise, social finance, impact and strategic clarity, collective impact, outcomes finance, constructive engagement, scaling impact, explore and experiment, and cloud computing are helping charities and non-profits generate greater impact, more quickly, and at less cost. Innoweave helps community organizations learn about, assess, and implement these approaches. Innoweave is organized into modules, each focusing on a different approach to social innovation. The Innoweave Process offers five layers of support for organizations looking to understand, test and implement new approaches to help enhance their impact.
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