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Use your data to achieve your outcomes
Become your own best program evaluator
Our system of evaluation coaching empowers funders to support organizations that otherwise could not afford high-quality, rigorous evaluation. Evaluation coaching empowers grantees to build their own evaluation capacity – and take greater ownership over their data and reporting as well as provide improvement opportunities for success in meeting their outcomes. This includes being able to strategically plan and implement best practices learned through the evaluation.
100% of those who worked with a PIE coach one-on-one reported*:
“Because we worked with PIE, my organization…”
- “discussed best practices that are in place to achieve our planned outcomes.”
- “increased use of data for program improvement.”
- “increased the frequency of discussions about evaluation.”
- “improved the evaluation culture at our organization.”
According to a report from the Urban Institute, total private giving from individuals, foundations and businesses totalled $358.38 billion in 2014. A staggering amount of money equals a staggering amount of responsibility for the nonprofits entrusted with such gifts. Grantees receiving these funds, are required to report their outcomes resulting from these numbers to several different funders in several different ways, costing countless hours of double data entry and reporting and re-reporting of similar yet different numbers. This is especially troublesome for organizations that cannot afford their own internal evaluation team. Funders, determined to help their grantees, often hire external evaluators to assess programs. Unfortunately, these evaluations often end up unused, collecting dust on the shelf.
THE SOLUTION? Evaluation coaching to build internal evaluation capacity.
* Based on the Evaluation Capacity Assessment Index that was administered to all grantees six months into the project and a year later, at its conclusion (TaylorRitzler, et al., 2013) in 2016.
A partnership sweet as PIE
It takes three ingredients to demonstrate the impact of an organization’s programs: Planning, Implementation and Evaluation. At PIE, we put these pieces together to help our clients develop a culture of evaluation.
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