"Dancing with data": Investing in capacity building for non-government organisations (NGOs)

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dc.contributor.author Weir, A en
dc.contributor.author Fouche, Christa en
dc.date.accessioned 2017-08-31T03:56:37Z en
dc.date.issued 2016 en
dc.identifier.citation Evaluation Matters - He Take Tō Te Aromatawai 2:131-160 2016 en
dc.identifier.issn 2423-0790 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/35440 en
dc.description.abstract Developing evaluation capacity with non-government organisations (NGOs) in New Zealand is in vogue, with funders increasingly keen to demonstrate that their investments in social-service programmes are outcomes-focused and providers keen to demonstrate the difference they are making. This article presents a case study of how a large philanthropic trust, focused on family social health and wellbeing, engaged with their grant recipients to improve both outcome-focused evaluation practices and their own evaluation of grants. Partnering with a community funding broker and a research company, the Trust enabled an evaluation capacity-building programme, Dancing with Data. This programme was conducted as three distinct workshops several months apart, with 34 grant recipients ranging from small to large NGOs. Through this initiative, these agencies have developed an evaluation framework focused on the value and cumulative impact of funded projects. An evaluation of this programme with participants and key stakeholders highlighted the challenges and benefits of such a collaborative approach to developing the skills and knowledge needed to commission or undertake effective outcome-focused evaluations. en
dc.publisher New Zealand Council for Educational Research en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Evaluation Matters - He Take Tō Te Aromatawai en
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dc.title "Dancing with data": Investing in capacity building for non-government organisations (NGOs) en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.18296/em.0014 en
pubs.begin-page 131 en
pubs.volume 2 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: New Zealand Council for Educational Research en
pubs.end-page 160 en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 526648 en
pubs.org-id Education and Social Work en
pubs.org-id Counselling,HumanServ &Soc.Wrk en
dc.identifier.eissn 2423-0804 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2016-04-26 en

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