Level Best: How Small and Grassroots Nonprofits Can Tackle Evaluation and Talk Results

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 25, 2006 - Business & Economics - 200 pages
Level Best offers guidance that demystifies evaluation and takes into account the unique challenges and realities of grassroots nonprofit organizations. It provides a new framework for thinking about evaluation and tools for measuring and sharing results in ways that are practical, efficient, and meaningful.
 

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How Small and Grassroots Nonprofits can Tackle Evaluation and Talk Results Chapter 1 Understanding Evaluation
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How Small and Grassroots Nonprofits can Tackle Evaluation and Talk Results Chapter 2 A Simple Evaluation Framework
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How Small and Grassroots Nonprofits can Tackle Evaluation and Talk Results Chapter 3 Planning Your Evaluation
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How Small and Grassroots Nonprofits can Tackle Evaluation and Talk Results Chapter 4 Asking the Right Questions
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How Small and Grassroots Nonprofits can Tackle Evaluation and Talk Results Chapter 5 Tracking Information
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How Small and Grassroots Nonprofits can Tackle Evaluation and Talk Results Chapter 6 Learning From and Using the Information
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How Small and Grassroots Nonprofits can Tackle Evaluation and Talk Results Resource A Commonly Used Terms and Their Definitions
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How Small and Grassroots Nonprofits can Tackle Evaluation and Talk Results Resource B Types of Evaluation
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How Small and Grassroots Nonprofits can Tackle Evaluation and Talk Results Resource C Sample Completed Evaluation Planning Worksheet
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How Small and Grassroots Nonprofits can Tackle Evaluation and Talk Results Resource D Sample Evaluation Report Outline
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How Small and Grassroots Nonprofits can Tackle Evaluation and Talk Results Resource E Program Evaluation Standards
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How Small and Grassroots Nonprofits can Tackle Evaluation and Talk Results Acknowledgments
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How Small and Grassroots Nonprofits can Tackle Evaluation and Talk Results About the Authors
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How Small and Grassroots Nonprofits can Tackle Evaluation and Talk Results References
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How Small and Grassroots Nonprofits can Tackle Evaluation and Talk Results Index
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Marcia Festen of Marcia K. Festen Associates in Chicago is a consultant to nonprofits and foundations.In addition to conducting evaluations, she develops policy and grantmaking strategies, programs, and initiatives. She was a senior program officer at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and hasover twenty years of experience in the field.

Marianne Philbin is a writer, trainer, and consultant specializing in nonprofit organizational development.She has worked for a wide range of foundations and nonprofit organizations, and has an extensive background in grantmaking, fundraising, and nonprofit management. She is an instructor for the Donors Forum of Chicago and a lecturer at Northwestern University's School of Continuing Studies.

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