The evaluation capacity building initiative helps our grantees assess and strengthen their services’ impact on the populations they serve. Through group learning sessions and individualized coaching, the multiyear program expands Pew-supported organizations’ ability to monitor their ongoing progress, use data to inform their practices, and evaluate results to determine whether goals are being met and how to make improvements.
The curriculum is designed and taught by experts from ImpactED, based at the University of Pennsylvania, and McClanahan Associates Inc., and tailored to each grantee’s organizational needs. Specifically, participants have the opportunity to learn how to:
- Conduct evaluation and learning activities in a way that centers on community engagement and equity.
- Identify the relationship between a program’s activities and its desired results, also known as “theory of change.”
- Gather and analyze meaningful data, identify appropriate evaluation tools, and use more rigorous evaluation methods.
- Build an organizational culture that values evaluation and learning.
- Identify and implement data management systems that facilitate learning and track long-term outcomes.
- Develop in-house evaluation skills, fund evaluation activities, and align funder requirements.
- Contextualize findings and identify program adjustments with communities and other partners to deepen impact and create more equitable outcomes.
Organizations are selected based on need and interest, diversity of experience with evaluation and learning strategies, ability to dedicate appropriate staff and resources, and the estimated impact that the curriculum will have on them.
|After School Activities Partnerships||Benefits Data Trust|
|Bethesda Project||Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region|
|Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia||Broad Street Ministry|
|Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly (CARIE)||Central Montgomery Mental Health|
|Chester Education Foundation||Community Learning Center|
|Crime Victims’ Center of Chester County||Delaware County Victim Assistance Center|
|Depaul USA||Drueding Center|
|Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation||ElderNet of Lower Merion and Narberth|
|Esperanza Health Center||Face to Face|
|Family Service Association of Bucks County||Garage Community and Youth Center|
|Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania||Horizons Greater Philadelphia|
|Inglis Foundation||Intercommunity Action|
|Intercultural Family Services||Intergenerational Center at Temple University|
|Jewish Family and Children’s Services||Joseph J. Peters Institute|
|KenCrest||Local Initiatives Support Corp. (LISC) Philadelphia|
|Lutheran Settlement House||Maternal and Child Health Consortium|
|Mighty Writers||Mural Arts Philadelphia|
|Network of Victim Assistance||Philabundance|
|Philadelphia Futures||Philadelphia Youth Basketball|
|Prevention Point Philadelphia||Project HOME|
|Senior Community Services||SquashSmarts|
|Support Center for Child Advocates||Supportive Older Women’s Network|
|Surrey Services for Seniors||Tech Impact|
|Turning Points for Children||
Women Against Abuse
Women’s Opportunities Resource Center
YMCA of Greater Philadelphia
Pew Fund grantees will be notified of future opportunities to participate in this initiative.
For more information, please email us at [email protected].