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Evaluating

New Evaluation Report Shows Positive Impact of Comprehensive Community Development
A new report from LISC's Research & Assessment Director shows a clear correlation between high levels of LISC investment and economic gains in neighborhoods.
Community Safety: Evaluating
A community group’s comprehensive approach to stopping crime makes a difference in West Philadelphia. They know because they’ve measured the impact.
Data Driven
A community report card full of detailed statistics gives the Eastern North community in Philadelphia a clear-eyed idea of what needs to change.
Lessons on how to scale
A Q&A with Kevin Jordan about how LISC expanded its Financial Opportunity Center model across the country.
Measuring dollars and change
A Q&A with Jennifer McClain, who helps Financial Opportunity Centers around the country use data to help clients improve their family finances
Community, relationships and the power of place
Robert Sampson's new book shows that collective efficacy at the neighborhood level is a living entity--and that means place matters.
Thinking through evaluation
Program evaluation can be surprisingly complex. Take the time and effort to figure out the what, why and how you’ll do the measurement.
Next generation community revitalization: A work in progress
A new report sums up lessons from across six different comprehensive community development networks.
Worth fighting for
“Getting It Done II” culminated with a broad view of comprehensive community development’s accomplishments and potential—and a vow to battle for endangered neighborhood…
Book Review: A Wider, Wilder View of Program Evaluation
Evaluation guru Michael Quinn Patton gives evaluators permission to break out of some of the field’s traditional boxes to find answers for programs that are multifaceted and constantly evolving.
Evaluating Integration in Elev8
An evaluation of Elev8, a program using a comprehensive approach to transform the educational achievement and life outcomes of disadvantaged middle-school students in five Chicago schools.
Voices from the Field III
The Aspen Institute Roundtable on Community Change recently published a review of 48 major comprehensive community initiatives, and related community change efforts, of the past two decades.
How to Live with – and Benefit from – Evaluation Requirements
Nobody loves being evaluated, especially when the requirements are unrealistic or they change over time. But taking a proactive approach can give your nonprofit more control over the process, and…
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