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Evaluation

  • Needs Assessment
  • Evaluability Assesment
  • Program Evaluation
  • Standards-based Performance Evaluation
  • Logic Model Development
  • Theory of Change Development
  • Evaluation Framework Review

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  • Job-embedded Training
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  • Focus Groups
  • Interviews
  • Surveys

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Not sure how Evaluation Link may be able to contribute to your project or program evaluation? Here are some frequently asked questions you might be thinking about.  For answers to other questions, please contact us.


Why Evaluate?

Process evaluations work for developing programs to determine whether the intervention is being delivered as intended. Impact evaluations are done for mature programs to determine the scope and value of their impact. Both will yield recommendations for future focus. Evaluation Link offers these services.


Are We Ready To Evaluate?

An evaluability assessment (EA) can be done to determine whether a program is ready for an evaluation. Recommendations from an EA help a client ensure readiness to evaluate a program. 


How To Find An Evaluator?

Organizations with large evaluation requirements often advertise a formal request for proposal (RFP) and invite evaluators to submit bids for their evaluation projects.  Smaller organizations may prefer to solicit recommendations from local colleagues or contact several evaluators regarding the services they could provide in order to find the right one for their evaluation project.  

What Does  Evaluation Cost?

It varies.  Cost reflects the total scope of the program, (usually 3% to 15% of the program budget) and the degree to which it managed by an internal or external evaluator. There are also options for professional support with planning, instrument design, data collection, or staff training to support a program evaluation.

Where Do We Start?

If there is no request for proposal in place, the first step is usually a call or an email regarding your intervention, program, or project.  A confidential initial consultation of up to one hour is available without cost or obligation to discuss ideas, options, and costs.

Can We Afford An Evaluator?

Yes. A credentialed evaluator may work on a contract basis to conduct a full evaluation or provide guidance, support and/or training for an internal evaluation on a daily or hourly fee. An evaluator can also identify cost-saving strategies by helping clients establish logic models for their programs and clarify key evaluation questions.