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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 2012EVALUATION PRACTICE AND CAPACITY IN THE NONPROFIT SECTORJohanna Morariujmorariu@innonet.org@j_morariuAnn Emeryaemery@innonet.org@annkemeryAmerican UniversityInternational Development ProgramFriday ForumFriday, March 22, 2013
  2. 2. www.stateofevaluation.org | Page 2 | #soe2012What’s your experiencewith nonprofits?
  3. 3. www.stateofevaluation.org | Page 3 | #soe2012Think of some nonprofitsyou’re familiar with…
  4. 4. www.stateofevaluation.org | Page 4 | #soe2012Are these nonprofitsengaging in evaluation?
  5. 5. www.stateofevaluation.org | Page 5 | #soe2012The State of Evaluation Project
  6. 6. www.stateofevaluation.org | Page 6 | #soe2012Population of interest: U.S.-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organizationsUsing GuideStar data, the sampling frame was 501(c)3 Public Charities that hadupdated their IRS Form 990 in 2010 or more recently, and had provided a contactname and email addressA total of 38,789 organizations met the criteria, and a random sample of 20,000organizations were invited to participate in the surveyThe survey was available online three weeks in August 2012 and received 567responses from representatives of nonprofit organizationsThe survey response rate calculated on complete responses was 4%Methodology
  7. 7. How many nonprofitsevaluated their work?www.stateofevaluation.org | Page 8 | #soe2012110, 20, 30, 40…. 100%?
  8. 8. How many nonprofitsevaluated their work?www.stateofevaluation.org | Page 9 | #soe20121
  9. 9. Which orgs are most likelyto evaluate their work?www.stateofevaluation.org | Page 10 | #soe20122Smaller or larger?Younger or older?
  10. 10. Which orgs are most likelyto evaluate their work?www.stateofevaluation.org | Page 11 | #soe20122
  11. 11. www.stateofevaluation.org | Page 12 | #soe2012What types of evaluationpractices are used?3
  12. 12. How are findings used?www.stateofevaluation.org | Page 13 | #soe20124
  13. 13. www.stateofevaluation.org | Page 14 | #soe2012How much moneyis devoted to evaluation?5
  14. 14. www.stateofevaluation.org | Page 15 | #soe2012What are thebarriers to evaluation?6
  15. 15. www.stateofevaluation.org | Page 16 | #soe2012What does evaluationcapacity look like?7
  16. 16. www.stateofevaluation.orgwww.stateofevaluation.org | Page 17 | #soe2012
  17. 17. Related Researchwww.stateofevaluation.org | Page 18 | #soe2012
  18. 18. Thank YouJohanna Morariujmorariu@innonet.org@j_morariuAnn Emeryaemery@innonet.org@annkemery

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