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Following up from her webinar “You Say Impacts, I Say Outcomes”, Kylie Hutchinson (Community Solutions Planning and Evaluation) shared an Evaluation Terminology Mind-Map in a recent Community Solutions newsletter. We discussed Kylie’s webinar in a previous post, Navigating the vast ocean of evaluation terminology – but be sure to check out this mind-map as well. It is a great tool for visualizing the complexities in evaluation terminology and will help you understand some of the common themes that link evaluation terms. Take a look at this mind-map and our post about Kylie’s webinar to help make...
Demonstrating Value is crossing borders, with a recent feature on both techsoup.org and techsoupcanada.ca that includes excerpts from the Demonstrating Value Workbook.
Take a look at the article (click on the TechSoup links above) to read more about how Demonstrating Value assists nonprofits, social enterprises, and community investors to ask the right questions about their work, and to develop systems to track and communicate their value.
A big thanks to the folks a TechSoup for also sharing these additional resources that will help you demonstrate...
Client Relationship Management (CRM) systems are a mix of policies, processes and strategies used by organizations to manage contacts and track their interactions with their stakeholders, including customers, suppliers, volunteers, employees, funders, donors, clients and others. Keeping these contacts organized can be difficult (especially as organizations grow in size), so many seek to develop more formal systems for tracking this information using CRMs. Yet selecting and effectively using CRMs can be a challenge, especially for organizations with limited resources. There are many different options. Which one is the best for you?
Demonstrating Value has recently put together a guide that presents guidelines and tips for selecting and using CRM systems. The guide will help you make CRM decisions for your organization by sharing discussions about key decision factors and outlining a selection of CRM software options that could be of use to your organization.
Our friends at enterprising non-profits have a round of social enterprise socials coming up on topics suggested by social enterprise practitioners. Each social will be interactive and you will have the opportunity to learn from your peers, and to share your thoughts and experiences – register now!
April 19, 2012 | HR & Change Management with KPMG
May 3, 2012 | Strategy Planning with Propellor Social Enterprise Advisors
May 17, 2012 | Risk Management with Propellor Social Enterprise Advisors...
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
W2 Media Cafe @ Woodward’s Building
111 West Hastings Street Vancouver, BC
On April 11, Net Impact Vancouver is excited to continue its Live Case Study events. What is a Live Case Study, you may ask? Live Case Studies are an opportunity for business professionals and students to contribute directly to a local social enterprise or non-profit. For this event, Megaphone Magazine‘s Executive Director, Sean Condon, will present their business...
I recently had the opportunity to participate in an insightful webinar facilitated by Kylie Hutchinson at Community Solutions Planning & Evaluation. This webinar, entitled “You Say Impacts, I Say Outcomes” was all about clarifying the confusion in evaluation terminology.
For anyone new to the evaluation field (and even to seasoned evaluation experts), the myriad of interchangeable terms can often lead to miscommunication or even frustration due to the inconsistency and lack of one official “evaluation dictionary”. While there is no immediate solution to solving evaluation term inconsistency, we can help ourselves and those we work with by broadening our understanding of the common themes that link these terms, which will allow us to more comfortably interpret and use...
Clarifying the Confusion in Evaluation Terminology
March 7, 2012 10:00 – 11:00 am (PST)
Our friends at Community Solutions Evaluation & Planning are putting together a professional development webinar geared toward newcomers in the evaluation field. Join in on this conversation to learn more about the terminology used in evaluation and how you can make sense of overlapping definitions and inconsistencies.
Learn more and register
Join us at “Know it & Show it”, a learning event co-hosted by Vancity Community Foundation and SAP
On the evening of Thursday March 15th, 2012 you have the opportunity to learn how the Demonstrating Value framework can help you show the value of your work to the community. “Know It and Show It” is the first in a series of social learning events for social entrepreneurs.
Are you a social entrepreneur, business consultant, or evaluation consultant? Do you want to connect with others and talk about using the Demonstrating Value framework for effective evaluation and communication of social impact? Join us on March 15th!
Learn more and register for Know it & Show it
seToolbelt.org is an open content resource hub that is committed to making free tools accessible to social entrepreneurs to help them plan, start, manage, and grow successful social enterprises. In this week’s seToolbelt Resource of the Week, Demonstrating Value is profiled. Take a look at this post to learn more about some key impact measurement tools developed by the Demonstrating Value initiative, including a Performance Snapshot webinar, the Organizational Sustainability Assessment Tool, and “Why You Matter”, a tool for mapping your social, environmental, and cultural impact.
The seToolbelt Resource of the Week is featured on Social Earth...
In the Fall of 2011, Demonstrating Value launched its e-newsletter, The Value Herald. With this newsletter, Demonstrating Value shares quarterly updates on useful tips and tricks, inspiring ideas, and informative resources with you and your organization.
To read the latest Winter 2012 issue (and past issues), visit the newsletter archives.