Evaluation Resources

Evaluation is the use of social science research methods to assess a program’s design, implementation, and effectiveness. It is a tool that helps programs continuously improve their work and demonstrate what they are accomplishing in communities. Evaluation gives programs an opportunity to test their interventions, adjust services to best meet community needs, and collect data to support their work. Evaluation is more than a funder’s requirement; it is a powerful tool for improving a program and increasing its ability to serve people more efficiently and effectively.

Evaluation Life cycle, Planning, Implementation, Analysis and Reporting and Using Evaluation for Action and Improvement.PlanningUsing Evaluation Results for Action and ImprovementImplementationAnalysis and Reporting

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CNCS has created a number of resources to assist your program as it moves through each stage of the evaluation process. Explore resources related to:

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Resources are available to learn about the evidence continuum and how to determine your program’s level of evidence.

You can also learn more about CNCS’ Evaluation Policies, including details about evaluation requirements.

Visit CNCS’ Evidence Exchange page to browse evaluation studies, ranging from promising to proven, by CNCS grantees. Browse research on volunteering, civic engagement, and other topics on our Research and Reports page 

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