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New Resource--Working Together: The Paloma-Wellesley Guide to Participatory Program Evaluation

Do you need to better understand how various stakeholders make a difference in program outcomes? Are you discouraged that external evaluation measurement tools don’t fit your program mission? Do you want to use a program evaluation process that will encourage cohesion among your clients, frontline staff, senior managers, administration, board of directors and community supporters?

If you answered “Yes” to any or all of these three questions…download Working Together: The Paloma-Wellesley Guide to Participatory Program Evaluation free, today: http://www.palomafoundation.ca/.

In an effort to address the pressing need to evaluate program effectiveness in the non-profit sector, the Paloma Foundation and the Wellesley Institute partnered to produce Working Together: The Paloma-Wellesley Guide to Participatory Program Evaluation, a unique, intensely researched guide for organizations that have never attempted to evaluate their own programs. The Guide is also for those that may be more familiar with existing program evaluation tools that do not, by and large, support the participatory model.

The research of evaluation methods and tools completed in preparing the Guide provided the basis for our fundamental conclusion- that the Participatory Evaluation model provides the greatest opportunity to build an agency’s capacity to incorporate program evaluation into their daily activities as a way to ensure, on an on-going basis, that they are providing effective service to their clients.

Organizations that utilize this Guide in order to embark on their own evaluation process will experience a variety of positive outcomes, as all of the tools and references that make up the Guide are focused on building and maintaining program excellence – moving towards positive social change.

For further information, please contact [email protected].