State of Evaluation 2012: Evaluation Practice and Capacity in the Nonprofit Sector

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On March 22, 2013, Johanna Morariu and Ann Emery of Innovation Network spoke on a panel for American University's International Development Program in Washington, D.C. The presentation highlighted key findings from Innovation Network's State of Evaluation 2012 research project.

Innovation Network is a nonprofit evaluation, research, and consulting firm. We provide knowledge and expertise to help nonprofits and funders learn from their work to improve their results. To learn more, visit www.innonet.org.

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State of Evaluation 2012: Evaluation Practice and Capacity in the Nonprofit Sector

  1. 1. state of evaluation 2012 EVALUATION PRACTICE AND CAPACITY IN THE NONPROFIT SECTOR Johanna Morariu jmorariu@innonet.org @j_morariu Ann Emery aemery@innonet.org @annkemery American University International Development Program Friday Forum Friday, March 22, 2013
  2. 2. What’s your experience with nonprofits? www.stateofevaluation.org | Page 2 | #soe2012
  3. 3. Think of some nonprofits you’re familiar with… www.stateofevaluation.org | Page 3 | #soe2012
  4. 4. Are these nonprofits engaging in evaluation? www.stateofevaluation.org | Page 4 | #soe2012
  5. 5. The State of Evaluation Project www.stateofevaluation.org | Page 5 | #soe2012
  6. 6. Methodology Population of interest: U.S.-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations Using GuideStar data, the sampling frame was 501(c)3 Public Charities that had updated their IRS Form 990 in 2010 or more recently, and had provided a contact name and email address A total of 38,789 organizations met the criteria, and a random sample of 20,000 organizations were invited to participate in the survey The survey was available online three weeks in August 2012 and received 567 responses from representatives of nonprofit organizations The survey response rate calculated on complete responses was 4% www.stateofevaluation.org | Page 6 | #soe2012
  7. 7. 1 How many nonprofits evaluated their work? 10, 20, 30, 40…. 100%? www.stateofevaluation.org | Page 8 | #soe2012
  8. 8. 1 How many nonprofits evaluated their work? www.stateofevaluation.org | Page 9 | #soe2012
  9. 9. 2 Which orgs are most likely to evaluate their work? Smaller or larger? Younger or older? www.stateofevaluation.org | Page 10 | #soe2012
  10. 10. 2 Which orgs are most likely to evaluate their work? www.stateofevaluation.org | Page 11 | #soe2012
  11. 11. 3 What types of evaluation practices are used? www.stateofevaluation.org | Page 12 | #soe2012
  12. 12. 4 How are findings used? www.stateofevaluation.org | Page 13 | #soe2012
  13. 13. 5 How much money is devoted to evaluation? www.stateofevaluation.org | Page 14 | #soe2012
  14. 14. 6 What are the barriers to evaluation? www.stateofevaluation.org | Page 15 | #soe2012
  15. 15. 7 What does evaluation capacity look like? www.stateofevaluation.org | Page 16 | #soe2012
  16. 16. www.stateofevaluation.org www.stateofevaluation.org | Page 17 | #soe2012
  17. 17. Related Research www.stateofevaluation.org | Page 18 | #soe2012
  18. 18. Thank You Johanna Morariu jmorariu@innonet.org @j_morariu Ann Emery aemery@innonet.org @annkemery

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