A Note From The Guest Editors Mary Jo Mullan and Martin Johnson
A Look In The Mirror By Luz Guerra
Many nonprofits think of evaluation as an annoyance imposed by funders. But others have made evaluation their own issue, and found that it helps them improve their programs and better carry out their missions.
Sidebar: What Makes an Evaluation Successful?
Beyond the Number of Jobs By Sherry Salway Black
Native communities look at all the impacts of development
Getting At Impact By Paul Clements
You know you ought to do a better job of measuring your organization's outcomes. Here's how to start.
Sidebar: Some Tips On Collecting Data
Color-coding Change By Colleen Hernandez & Peter Eaton, Ph.D.
Tracking revitalization results with maps.
Evaluation From All Sides A Roundtable
Practioners, evaluators, and funders discuss their experiences with evaluation, the strengths and weaknesses of current practice, and ideas about how it might improve.
Shifting The Balance of Power By Lee Williams
Traditional evaluation is controlled and carried out by outside funders and academics. Participatory evaluation is controlled and largely carried out by staff and program constituents, and the results are often very different.