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The Readiness for Organizational Learning and Evaluation (ROLE) Instrument

This tool is designed to help an organization determine its level of readiness for implementing organizational learning and evaluation practices
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This tool is designed to help an organization determine its level of readiness for implementing organizational learning and evaluation practices and processes that support it. The instrument’s results can be used to: 1. Identify the existence of learning organization characteristics; 2. Diagnose interest in conducting evaluation that facilitates organizational learning; 3. Identify areas of strength to leverage evaluative inquiry processes; 4. Identify areas in need of organizational change and development. The organization may use the results to focus its efforts on improving or further strengthening areas that will lead to greater individual, team, and organizational learning.  
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Focus: Organizational Effectiveness

Tags: ready-to-use, survey

FSG, Hallie Preskill & Rosalie T. Torres

ToolGeneral

The Outcomes Star

The Outcomes Star™ is a suite of tools for supporting and measuring change when working with vulnerable people. There are 14 versions of the
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The Outcomes Star™ is a suite of tools for supporting and measuring change when working with vulnerable people. There are 14 versions of the Outcomes Star carefully adapted for different client groups and services, including older people, mental health, families, work. The paper version of the Outcomes Star is available free of charge from the Outcomes Star website. The online version gives simultaneous guidance, instant Stars, action plans and reports and is designed to link directly to other client management systems.  
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Focus: Social Impact

Tags: ready-to-use, scorecard/rating, survey, worksheet

Triangle Consulting

ToolCommunity,
Diseases,
Health...

The B Impact Ratings System

The B Impact Ratings System is a dynamic assessment tool measuring a company’s social and environmental impact. It is comprised of two parts: the
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The B Impact Ratings System is a dynamic assessment tool measuring a company’s social and environmental impact. It is comprised of two parts: the B Impact Assessment and the B Impact Report. The B Impact Assessment is a free, web-based tool designed to be comprehensive yet simple enough for small and medium sized businesses (<$1 Billion) to complete within 60-90 minutes. It is comprised of 60-200 questions divided into five Impact Areas that provide a holistic view of a company’s business: Leadership, Employees, Consumers, Community, and Environment. Each of these Categories is further sub-divided into Goals, fifteen total. The number of questions and weightings are based upon the size and industry sector of a company. The B Impact Report is the simple, one-page report that a company receives after completing the B Impact Assessment. The B Impact Report is designed to make it easy; 1) for consumers, investors, and institutions to make purpose driven consumption, investment, and purchasing decisions; and 2) for entrepreneurs to manage their companies’ social and environmental performance. Oversight of the B Impact Ratings System is the responsibility of B Lab’s Standards Advisory Council, an independent committee of nine members, each respected in the field for their wisdom and each with deep industry or stakeholder expertise. The B Impact Ratings System is used to both certify B Corporations and generate GIIRS ratings.  
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Focus: Organizational Effectiveness, Social Impact

Tags: ready-to-use, scorecard/rating, standards, survey

B Lab

Toolcertified
General

Survey of Constituents Receiving "Issue Alerts"

This tool is a survey that measures strengthened base of public support. This survey measures the effectiveness of issuing children’s action alerts
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This tool is a survey that measures strengthened base of public support. This survey measures the effectiveness of issuing children’s action alerts to members via email, mail and fax. It asks questions such as: Since receiving email alerts am I more knowledgeable about this issue? To which the respondent can respond from strongly disagree to strongly agree.  
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Focus: Social Impact

Tags: ready-to-use, survey

Annie E. Casey Foundation, Organizational Research Services

ToolCivil

STEPS Toolkit

The STEPS Toolkit offers a methodology for program planning, monitoring, and evaluation that applies a rights-based social justice perspective. It
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The STEPS Toolkit offers a methodology for program planning, monitoring, and evaluation that applies a rights-based social justice perspective. It takes program evaluators through the process of defining the problem, outlining objectives, choosing indicators, collecting and analyzing data, and using the findings. The STEPS toolkit includes: 8 e-learning modules; an appendix with pre-existing Indicators; 3 case examples; downloadable worksheets, including causal pathway and logical framework; group exercises and more.  
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Focus: Organizational Effectiveness, Social Impact

Tags: case study, framework, ready-to-use, worksheet

Margaret Sanger Center International, Planned Parenthood

MethodCivil,
Diseases,
Health...

Spider Diagram for Capacity Building Advocacy

This tool assesses organizational capacity and specifically measures advocacy competency on a) ability to manage and monitor advocacy b) ability to
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This tool assesses organizational capacity and specifically measures advocacy competency on a) ability to manage and monitor advocacy b) ability to carry out research and policy analysis, including gender analysis of policies c) ability to create and support networks and coalitions d) ability to carry out PR work (meetings, briefings, talks), d) media and communications work e) lobbying work f) mobilization of members of the public (letter writing, demonstrations, direct action, etc.).  
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Focus: Organizational Effectiveness, Social Impact

Tags: ready-to-use, survey

Annie E. Casey Foundation, Organizational Research Services

ToolCivil

Project Streamline Grantmaker Assessment Tool

This tool is an online survey that generates a comparative report about your grantmaking processes. It enables you to compare these processes to
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This tool is an online survey that generates a comparative report about your grantmaking processes. It enables you to compare these processes to those of other funders, as well as to the principles described in the report, "Drowning in Paperwork, Distracted from Purpose." It will also help you to determine the costs of these processes to both your organization and your grantseekers. Once you have completed the survey, you will be able to download a comparative report that you can use to stimulate discussion within your organization about current processes and opportunities for improvement.  
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Focus: Organizational Effectiveness

Tags: ready-to-use, report, survey

Center for Effective Philanthropy, Grants Managers Network

ToolGeneral

Philanthropedia

Philanthropedia is a tool that helps donors as they search for nonprofits to support. Its mission is to improve nonprofit effectiveness by
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Philanthropedia is a tool that helps donors as they search for nonprofits to support. Its mission is to improve nonprofit effectiveness by directing money to and facilitating discussion about expert recommended high-impact nonprofits. The Philanthropedia approach uses a low-cost method of surveying experts to identify high quality information about nonprofits. Experts are qualified because they have access to nonpublic data about charities and have advanced mental models for evaluating impact.  
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Focus: Organizational Effectiveness, Social Impact

Tags: ready-to-use, scorecard/rating

GuideStar

ToolArts,
Diseases...

PerformWell

Performwell provides measurement tools and practical knowledge that human services professionals can use to manage their programs’ day-to-day
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Performwell provides measurement tools and practical knowledge that human services professionals can use to manage their programs’ day-to-day performance. Information in PerformWell leverages research-based findings that have been synthesized and simplified by experts in the field. By providing information and tools to measure program quality and outcomes, PerformWell helps human services practitioners deliver more effective social programs by guiding them on what and how to measure. (PerformWell also integrates with ETO software so that software users can dowload the tools directly into ETO.)  
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Focus: Organizational Effectiveness, Social Impact

Tags: checklist, indicators, ready-to-use, scorecard/rating, survey, worksheet

Urban Institute, ChildTrends, Social Solutions

ToolCommunity,
Education,
Employment...

Outcomes and Impact Frameworks

Based on research by The Center for What Works and the Urban Institute, this method delineates the outcomes that should be measured by an
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Based on research by The Center for What Works and the Urban Institute, this method delineates the outcomes that should be measured by an organization in a particular sector. The Outcomes Framework Browser allows users to navigate through the 14 program areas and browse their respective outcomes and indicators. Once you choose a program area of interest, or the more general common outcomes taxonomy, the screen will display a program description, an Outcomes Sequence Chart for that program area, and links to the program outcomes so you can view the outcome indicators. The common outcomes are thematically classified as knowledge/learning/attitude (e.g., skills, attitude, readiness), behavior (incidence of bad behavior, incidence of desirable activity, maintenance of new behavior), condition/status (e.g., participant social status, economic condition, health condition). The Impact Measurement Framework allows users to define their mission/program impact statement and then choose up to three outcomes most relevant to that statement. Once the key outcomes are identified, users choose the measureable indicators of success. This is an ongoing effort, which continues to expand to additional sectors.  
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Focus: Organizational Effectiveness, Social Impact

Tags: case study, indicators, ready-to-use

Center for What Works, Urban Institute

MethodArts,
Civil,
Community...

Organizational Capacity Assessment Tool (OCAT)

This is a tool to measure organizational capacity. Each element from the Capacity Framework's seven elements of organizational capacity is scored
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This is a tool to measure organizational capacity. Each element from the Capacity Framework's seven elements of organizational capacity is scored on a grid, by selecting the text that best describes the organization's current status or performance. The seven elements of organizational capacity are: 1) Aspirations; 2) Strategy; 3) Organizatonal Skills; 4) Human Resources; 5) Systems and Infrastructure; 6) Organizational Structure; and 7) Culture.  
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Focus: Organizational Effectiveness

Tags: ready-to-use, survey

McKinsey & Company, Venture Philanthropy Partners

ToolGeneral

Organizational Capacity Assessment Tool

This self-assessment tool for non-profit organizations was developed by the Marguerite Casey Foundation to help organizations understand their
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This self-assessment tool for non-profit organizations was developed by the Marguerite Casey Foundation to help organizations understand their current capacity and map out goals for improvement based on four key areas crucial to success, based on The Conservation Company's Capacity Assessment Grid: Leadership, Adaptive, Management, and Operational capacity. The tool provides instructions for filling out the form as well as calculations that provide a score to benchmark progress toward improvement. Results from the assessment can also help grantmakers deepen their understanding of the current capacity of their grantees as well as track their growth in capacity over time.  
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Focus: Organizational Effectiveness

Tags: calculation, ready-to-use, worksheet

Marguerite Casey Foundation

ToolGeneral

Meeting Observation Checklist

This is a tool that measures a shift in social norms. It captures how often an issue is placed on a meeting agenda, whether it was discussed, what
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This is a tool that measures a shift in social norms. It captures how often an issue is placed on a meeting agenda, whether it was discussed, what the main content was, the discussion length and perception of seriousness.  
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Focus: Social Impact

Tags: checklist, ready-to-use

Annie E. Casey Foundation, Organizational Research Services

ToolCivil

Legislative Process Tracking Log

This is a tool that measures improved policies by tracking legislative activities to monitor changes in sponsors and votes for or against a
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This is a tool that measures improved policies by tracking legislative activities to monitor changes in sponsors and votes for or against a specific piece of legislation.  
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Focus: Social Impact

Tags: ready-to-use, worksheet

Annie E. Casey Foundation, Organizational Research Services

ToolCivil

KIDS COUNT Self-Assessment Tool

This tool assesses organizational capacity and specifically helps grantees assess their work in data collection and analysis, communications and
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This tool assesses organizational capacity and specifically helps grantees assess their work in data collection and analysis, communications and dissemination, policy analysis, community and constituency mobilization, and fund development/sustainability. The tool includes a rating section and related work plan for further improvement in each assessment area.  
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Focus: Organizational Effectiveness, Social Impact

Tags: ready-to-use, survey

Annie E. Casey Foundation, Innovation Network

ToolCivil

KIDS COUNT Media Tracking Form

This is a tool that measures strengthened base of media support. It allows grantees to track their ability to disseminate messages and gain
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This is a tool that measures strengthened base of media support. It allows grantees to track their ability to disseminate messages and gain support for important issues that affect children and families, systematically tracking how effectively and accurately projects receive media coverage.  
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Focus: Social Impact

Tags: ready-to-use, survey

Annie E. Casey Foundation, Innovation Network

ToolCivil

Intensity of Integration Tracking Form

This is a tool that measures strengthened alliances. This tracking form helps organizations capture how integrated their partnerships and
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This is a tool that measures strengthened alliances. This tracking form helps organizations capture how integrated their partnerships and alliances are ranging from information sharing and communication to formal consolidation and integration.  
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Focus: Social Impact

Tags: ready-to-use, survey

Annie E. Casey Foundation, Organizational Research Services

ToolCivil

GreatNonprofits Reviews

GreatNonprofits offers a tool to find, review, and discuss nonprofits. Much like Amazon book reviews or other consumer review sites (Epinions,
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GreatNonprofits offers a tool to find, review, and discuss nonprofits. Much like Amazon book reviews or other consumer review sites (Epinions, Zagats, TripAdvisor, Yelp, etc.), the reviews and ratings are posted by people who have interacted with a nonprofit in some capacity and want to share their opinions about it.  
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Focus: Organizational Effectiveness, Social Impact

Tags: ready-to-use, scorecard/rating

GreatNonprofits

ToolGeneral

Gender Equality Principles Initiative

The Gender Equality Principles Initiative (GEP Initiative) offers tools to help companies around the world achieve greater gender equality and
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The Gender Equality Principles Initiative (GEP Initiative) offers tools to help companies around the world achieve greater gender equality and build more productive workplaces through practical implementation of the Gender Equality Principles (GEP). The GEP Initiative provides companies with practical standards, tools, and resources that can be used to improve gender equality from the factory floor to the boardroom. The Gender Equality Principles address 7 fundamental issues: 1) Employment and Compensation; 2) Work-Life Balance and Career Development; 3) Health, Safety and Freedom from Violence; 4) Management and Governance; 5) Business, Supply Chain, and Marketing Practices; 6) Civic and Community Engagement; and 7) Transparency and Accountability. The GEP Web site offers companies a self-assessment tool that will provide a baseline of a company’s performance on issues of gender equality, identify areas of strength and opportunities for improvement, and deliver extensive tools and resources to assist in the design of an action plan.  
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Focus: Organizational Effectiveness

Tags: ready-to-use, standards, survey

San Francisco Department on the Status of Women, Calvert Group, Ltd., Verité

ToolGeneral

Framework for Program Evaluation

This best practice offers a framework that outlines steps for program evaluation (engage stakeholders, describe the program, focus the evaluation
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This best practice offers a framework that outlines steps for program evaluation (engage stakeholders, describe the program, focus the evaluation design, gather credible evidence, justify conclusions, ensure use and share lessons learned) as well as standards (utility, feasibility, propriety, accuracy). While developed for public health programs, the steps and standards are generalizable to evaluation of any effort.  
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Focus: Organizational Effectiveness, Social Impact

Tags: ready-to-use, standards

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Best PracticeGeneral

Expected Return

This is a tool that calculates the expected return of an investment by multiplying (benefit in a perfect world x likelihood of success x
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This is a tool that calculates the expected return of an investment by multiplying (benefit in a perfect world x likelihood of success x philanthropy's contribution)/cost.   
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Focus: Social Impact

Tags: calculation, ready-to-use

William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

ToolGeneral

Ecological Footprint

The Ecological Footprint is a resource accounting tool that measures how much of the biological capacity of the planet is demanded by a given human
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The Ecological Footprint is a resource accounting tool that measures how much of the biological capacity of the planet is demanded by a given human activity or population. It takes into account six primary areas: cropland, grazing land, fishing grounds, forest, built-up land, and land for carbon absorption. The Ecological Footprint calculator, an application of the Footprint tool, asks a user a series of questions to determine how many global hectares are required for the entity's support - these questions include eating habits, household size, transportation usage, and others.  
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Focus: Social Impact

Tags: calculation, ready-to-use

Global Footprint Network

Toolcertified
General

Echoing Green Mid-Year and Year End Reports

This is a tool to assess the ongoing impact of an organization receiving funds to do social sector work. It uses a mid-year and year end survey to
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This is a tool to assess the ongoing impact of an organization receiving funds to do social sector work. It uses a mid-year and year end survey to assess program development, organizational development, community outreach, program sustainability, personal and professional development, and outcome tracking and sustainability.  
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Focus: Organizational Effectiveness

Tags: ready-to-use, survey

Echoing Green

ToolGeneral

Due Diligence Framework for Scaling Initiatives

The Due Diligence Framework for Scaling Initiatives (beta) provides funders with guidelines and best practices on basic topics to cover when doing
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The Due Diligence Framework for Scaling Initiatives (beta) provides funders with guidelines and best practices on basic topics to cover when doing due diligence on scaling initiative. A supplement for funders assessing the scalability of a program or social investment, the framework is geared toward program replication and practice dissemination models of scaling. Currently in beta, revisions are expected as the framework is reviewed, used, and modified. Additional due diligence frameworks for policy initiatives, systems change efforts, and other models of scaling are also in the works.  
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Focus: Organizational Effectiveness, Social Impact

Tags: guide, ready-to-use, survey

Social Impact Exchange, Alliance for Social Investment

Best PracticeGeneral

Cultural Data Project

The Cultural Data Project is an online management tool designed to strengthen arts and cultural organizations. It gathers data on the sector,
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The Cultural Data Project is an online management tool designed to strengthen arts and cultural organizations. It gathers data on the sector, allowing participating organizations, researchers, advocates, and grantmakers to track trends and benchmark progress.  
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Focus: Organizational Effectiveness

Tags: ready-to-use, report, survey

The Pew Charitable Trusts

ToolArts

Cost per Impact

This tool aims to measure how much change costs as measured by the investments made by philanthropists or other sources to realize the impact
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This tool aims to measure how much change costs as measured by the investments made by philanthropists or other sources to realize the impact (measured by specific objective criteria for success).  
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Focus: Social Impact

Tags: calculation, ready-to-use

Center for High Impact Philanthropy

ToolEducation,
Food,
Health...

Cost Effectiveness Analysis

This tool calculates a ratio of cost to a non-monetary benefit or outcome. The focus may be on one domain of impact (e.g. crime, student
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This tool calculates a ratio of cost to a non-monetary benefit or outcome. The focus may be on one domain of impact (e.g. crime, student achievement) or multiple areas of impact. However, measures of cost-effectiveness can only account for one area of program impact at a time. Since program impacts are measured in natural units (e.g. life year saved, child graduating from high school), unless those units are common across all areas of impact, it is not possible to aggregate across them.  
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Focus: Organizational Effectiveness, Social Impact

Tags: calculation, ready-to-use

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

ToolGeneral

Cost Benefit Analysis

This tool monetizes the benefits and costs associated with an intervention. It takes the perspective of society as a whole and considers the costs
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This tool monetizes the benefits and costs associated with an intervention. It takes the perspective of society as a whole and considers the costs and dollar-valued outcomes aggregated across all stakeholders (government sector or individuals as taxpayers, program participants or private individuals, the rest of society). The output from cost-benefit analysis can be measures of net benefits (benefits – costs), the ratio of benefits to cost (benefit-cost ratios), or the internal rate of return (the rate of growth a project is expected to generate).  
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Focus: Organizational Effectiveness, Social Impact

Tags: calculation, ready-to-use

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

ToolGeneral

Community Members' Perceptions about Prioritization of Issues Survey

This tool is a survey that measures a shift in social norms. This specific survey elicits data community members' view of how others in the
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This tool is a survey that measures a shift in social norms. This specific survey elicits data community members' view of how others in the community prioritize issues compared to their personal prioritization. Example questions are: How seriously do you think your community treats each of the following problems? How seriously do you treat each of the following problems? Rated from 1-4 (not very seriously to seriously). Problems listed include living wage, early education, access to health care, child abuse, K-12 education, environmental issues, transportation, privacy issues, drug and alcohol abuse, teen pregnancy.  
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Focus: Social Impact

Tags: ready-to-use, survey

Annie E. Casey Foundation, Organizational Research Services

ToolCivil

Community Health Assessment aNd Group Evaluation (CHANGE)

The CHANGE tool helps community teams (such as coalitions) develop their community action plan. This tool walks community team members through the
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The CHANGE tool helps community teams (such as coalitions) develop their community action plan. This tool walks community team members through the assessment process and helps define and prioritize possible areas of improvement. Having this information as a guide, community team members can create sustainable, community-based improvements that address the root causes of chronic diseases and related risk factors. It can be used annually to assess current policy, systems, and environmental change strategies and offer new priorities for future efforts. CHANGE is a data-collection tool that allows community team members to track progress across a five-point scale, so incremental changes can be noted. As problem areas are identified, health-related policies are implemented, and systems and environmental change strategies are put in place, team members can document the community-level changes.  
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Focus: Social Impact

Tags: indicators, ready-to-use, scorecard/rating, worksheet

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

ToolCommunity,
Diseases,
Education...

Civic Engagement Measurement System (CEMS)

Civic Engagement Measurement System (CEMS) is a tool in the form of three surveys designed to help nonprofit human service organizations measure
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Civic Engagement Measurement System (CEMS) is a tool in the form of three surveys designed to help nonprofit human service organizations measure the impact of their civic engagement efforts. Participating organizations gain access to automated administration, scoring, and reporting services related to implementing the measurement system. The surveys (starting on p. 22 of the report) contain a measure completed by the organization itself, a measure completed by key informants in the community that are familiar with the work of the organization, and a measure completed by constituents that are served as clients or service recipients by the organization. The CEMS project was released in partnership with United Neighborhood Centers of America, Behavioral Pathway Systems, and Keystone Accountability, and with support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.  
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Focus: Social Impact

Tags: ready-to-use, survey

The Alliance for Children and Families

ToolCivil,
Community,
Human

Checklist for Reviewing a Randomized Controlled Trial or a Social Program or Project

This best practice is a checklist of key items to look for in reading the results of a randomized controlled trial of a social program, project, or
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This best practice is a checklist of key items to look for in reading the results of a randomized controlled trial of a social program, project, or strategy (“intervention”) to assess whether it produced valid evidence on the intervention’s effectiveness.  
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Focus: Organizational Effectiveness

Tags: checklist, ready-to-use

Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy

Best PracticeGeneral

Charting Impact

This best practice effort proposes a common language and framework for organizations of various sizes, and of various missions and activities, to
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This best practice effort proposes a common language and framework for organizations of various sizes, and of various missions and activities, to consider and communicate their impact through Charting Impact Reports. At the heart of Charting Impact are five simple yet powerful questions that encourage strategic thinking about how to achieve long-term goals. Responding to them creates a unique report that shares concise, detailed information about plans and progress with key stakeholders, including the public. Charting Impact does not specify what to measure or how to assess performance, and participating is intended to complement, not replace, the other goal-setting and planning efforts of the organization.  
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Focus: Social Impact

Tags: ready-to-use, report, survey

Independent Sector, BBB Wise Giving Alliance and GuideStar USA

Best PracticeGeneral

Changes in Attitudes Focus Group

This is a best practice that suggests use of a focus group to measure a shift in social norms. This best practice provides example questions
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This is a best practice that suggests use of a focus group to measure a shift in social norms. This best practice provides example questions regarding attitudes about welfare such as: "What do you think the government's role should be in relation to poverty and poor people?"; "What should the federal government's priorities be for the welfare system?"; "Do you think the current welfare system encourages or discourages poor people to find work? Why?"  
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Focus: Social Impact

Tags: ready-to-use, survey

Annie E. Casey Foundation, Organizational Research Services

Best PracticeCivil

Campaign Champions Data Collection Tool

This is a tool that measures strengthened base of public support. This form tracks and measures the number of "champions" (people who take actions
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This is a tool that measures strengthened base of public support. This form tracks and measures the number of "champions" (people who take actions to advance the public will) engaged and the actions these champions undertake as a part of the Born Learning campaign.  
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Focus: Social Impact

Tags: ready-to-use, survey

Annie E. Casey Foundation, Organizational Research Services

ToolCivil

Building Future Leaders Diagnostic Survey

This free diagnostic tool is designed to help social sector leaders assess the strengths and weaknesses of their organization’s leadership
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This free diagnostic tool is designed to help social sector leaders assess the strengths and weaknesses of their organization’s leadership development and succession planning for senior leader positions. The survey includes 31 statements that relate to 5 core processes, including: 1) engagement of current leaders; 2) understanding future needs; 3) developing leaders effectively; 4) hiring leaders externally; and 5) measuring and improving practices. Organizations rate their current performance and receive a diagnostic results report with their own responses as well as the average responses of other survey takers, in order to help identify their organization’s areas for improvement and target their actions accordingly. An accompanying guide, "What’s Your “Plan A” for Growing Future Leaders?" features best practices from the field to help organizations think differently and address leadership development gaps.  
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Focus: Organizational Effectiveness

Tags: guide, ready-to-use, survey

The Bridgespan Group

ToolGeneral

Born Learning Washington Monthly Media Tracking Form

This is a tool that measures strengthened base of media support. It tracks the amount of campaign-generated media visibility that has been
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This is a tool that measures strengthened base of media support. It tracks the amount of campaign-generated media visibility that has been developed - noting dimensions such as type of media (TV, radio, print, other) and type of placement (PSA, news story, op-ed, programming).  
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Focus: Social Impact

Tags: ready-to-use, survey

Annie E. Casey Foundation, Organizational Research Services

ToolCivil

Billboard Survey Form

This is a tool that measures improved policies using a form that records the changes in amount and location of alcohol advertising.

Focus: Social Impact

Tags: ready-to-use, survey

Annie E. Casey Foundation, FACE

ToolCivil

Benefit-Cost Analysis

This tool expresses costs and social impacts of an investment in monetary terms. Quantification is achieved according to one or more of three
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This tool expresses costs and social impacts of an investment in monetary terms. Quantification is achieved according to one or more of three measures: NPV (the aggregate value of all costs, revenues and social impacts discounted), benefit-cost ratio (the discounted value of revenues and positive impacts divided by discounted value of costs and negative impacts) and internal rate of return (the net value of revenues plus impacts expressed as an annual percentage return on the total costs of the investment).  
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Focus: Organizational Effectiveness, Social Impact

Tags: calculation, ready-to-use

Abt Associates

ToolGeneral

Ashoka Measuring Effectiveness Questionnaire

This tool aims to understand the impact of entrepreneurs receiving funds to do social sector work. It uses an annual self-response survey designed
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This tool aims to understand the impact of entrepreneurs receiving funds to do social sector work. It uses an annual self-response survey designed to track the progress of cohorts of Ashoka Fellows over time, distributed among groups of social entrepreneurs at the five- and ten-year anniversary of their Ashoka fellowship. The survey employs a group of proxy indicators which track data that can be aggregated across divergent fields of work, such as frequency with which the fellows' work has been replicated by other organizations and level of influence the fellow has had on public policy. Ashoka staff also carries out case studies with a subset of fellows to obtain more in-depth information.  
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Focus: Organizational Effectiveness, Social Impact

Tags: case study, ready-to-use, survey

Ashoka

ToolGeneral
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