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Curiosity-Driven, Not Data-Driven

Curiosity-Driven, Not Data-Driven | Theories of change and logic models | Scoop.it
Flickr Photo by epsos.de I saw an interesting post from Eric Petersen called “The Myth of Data-Driven Business” by way of KD Paine’s blog.   It caught my eye because we’ve working on a chapter about  how nonprofits can make the shift to a...
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Developing explanations of how we think programs, projects, policies and strategies work (how they contribute to particular results) - and using these for planning, management and evaluation
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10 Great Resources for Creating a Theory of Change

10 Great Resources for Creating a Theory of Change | Theories of change and logic models | Scoop.it
What is a Theory of Change? According to ActKnowledge, a Theory of Change defines all the building blocks required to bring about a long-term goal. 'Like any good planning and evaluation meth...
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Transtec's news: Evaluation: Accountancy or Laser Surgery!

In some circles, evaluation may have a similar reputation as accountancy: a little bit dull, but necessary. Reveal you're a Monitoring and Evaluation expert at a dinner party and prepare for the yawns!
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Our theory of change — Nexii

Our theory of change — Nexii | Theories of change and logic models | Scoop.it
Nexii.. where capital meets impact..their theory of change: http://t.co/LKMcH90L...
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logic model - Google Search

logic model - Google Search | Theories of change and logic models | Scoop.it
So many logic models!...http://t.co/sNogFF9G #HRE7622fall2012...
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A Unified Theory of Social Change

A Unified Theory of Social Change | Theories of change and logic models | Scoop.it
Most conversations about changing the world eventually degenerate into despair or, after a hands-in-the-air "well, anyway..." segue, they lapse into a conversation about something more practical or pressing.
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Theory of Social Change | MIT Center for Civic Media

Theory of Social Change | MIT Center for Civic Media | Theories of change and logic models | Scoop.it
Theory of Social Change http://t.co/5eJHXkhw via @civicMIT...
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U.S. needs better evaluation, more transparency for foreign assistance | BioPortfolio.com

U.S. needs better evaluation, more transparency for foreign assistance | BioPortfolio.com | Theories of change and logic models | Scoop.it
From BioPortfolio: "As the importance of America's foreign assistance has grown, so has the number of mechanisms to dispense it," Sen. Dick Lugar (R-Ind.) and David Beck...
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Monroe Township's red light camera program comes to halt until evaluation, certification is complete

Monroe Township's red light camera program comes to halt until evaluation, certification is complete | Theories of change and logic models | Scoop.it
Express-Times Photo MONROE TWP. - The red-light camera program here is to be suspended as a result of a notification from Gov.
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A framework for assessing the impact of new media | Facilitating ...

A framework for assessing the impact of new media | Facilitating ... | Theories of change and logic models | Scoop.it
I wonder if it would help to map out a better theory of change, and make better decisions about audiences, messages, and tactics. Certainly understanding constraints and have a sense of what's possible helps.
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The Value of Self-Reflection - Any Time Of Year, It's Important To Self-Reflect

Why should teachers pause and engage themselves in self-reflection on the successes and shortcomings of the past? Simply because it improves their teaching and is a key part of a strong professional development strategy for growth.
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Addressing attribution of cause and effect in small n impact evaluations: towards an integrated framework

Howard White and Daniel Phillips,  International Initiative for Impact Evaluation, Working Paper 15, May 2012 Available as MSWord doc Abstract With the results agenda in the ascendancy in the development community, there is an increasing need to...
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Amazon.com: A Case Study Evaluation of the Use of the Viable System Model in Information Systems Development.(Technology Information): An article from: Journal of Database Management: P. Kawalek, D...

Amazon.com: A Case Study Evaluation of the Use of the Viable System Model in Information Systems Development.(Technology Information): An article from: Journal of Database Management: P. Kawalek, D.G.
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Editorial: State's new teacher evaluation system puts horse, cart in right place

Editorial: State's new teacher evaluation system puts horse, cart in right place | Theories of change and logic models | Scoop.it
If there is one area of common ground to be found in the bruising battle over the future of America's public schools, it's this: Good teaching matters. (Right on!
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Continuous Improvement in Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village

Continuous Improvement in Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village | Theories of change and logic models | Scoop.it
In my last blog post I mentioned my evaluation work with Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village in Rwanda. ... ASYV Theory of Change. We asked the staff, “What indicates that you have been successful at each point in this model?
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OOPS! Did I just ruin this impact evaluation? Assembling a top ten of ...

Keeping up with global health & development news, blogosphere, journals, forums, events, jobs and more.
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Tools to Change Society

Archetype in Action™ Organization: Putting Archetype to Work for the Good of Society (Theory of The Big Lie http://t.co/RhcbKiNu http://t.co/ljDqD2h2...)...
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This column will change your life: self-perception theory

This column will change your life: self-perception theory | Theories of change and logic models | Scoop.it
Want to think of yourself as confident or happy or patient? Then act how confident people act, says Oliver Burkeman (RT @ResearchDigest: "Want to think of yourself as confident or happy or patient?
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6 potential pitfalls to avoid in developing a powerful theory of change

This blog post originally appeared on the Stanford Social Innovation Review website. Over the past decade, more and more nonprofits have developed theories of change— that is, an articulation of the results an organization must...
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Disaggregating International Regimes. A New Approach to Evaluation and Comparison | Earth System Governance

Disaggregating International Regimes. A New Approach to Evaluation and Comparison | Earth System Governance | Theories of change and logic models | Scoop.it
RT @ESG_Project: New publication "Disaggregating International Regimes. A New Approach to Evaluation and Comparison" http://t.co/3TTjhugn by O.S.
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"Filling out the Forms was a Nightmare": project evaluation and the reflective practitioner in community theatre in contemporary Northern Ireland - Northumbria Research Link

"Filling out the Forms was a Nightmare": project evaluation and the reflective practitioner in community theatre in contemporary Northern Ireland - Northumbria Research Link | Theories of change and logic models | Scoop.it
"Filling out the Forms was a Nightmare": project evaluation and the reflective practitioner i...
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Mission Statements. Why They Make Me Cry. | Distility®

Mission Statements. Why They Make Me Cry. | Distility® | Theories of change and logic models | Scoop.it
Why mission statements generally do not work. (RT// @1day1brand #Mission Statements make me cry.
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Mulgrew on Teacher Evaluation Data Release

Mulgrew on Teacher Evaluation Data Release | Theories of change and logic models | Scoop.it
The United Federation of Teachers is supporting the plan for limited release of teacher evaluation information. The union calls it a fair compromise, while NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg says it does not go far enough.
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The Friday Funny: Choosing fonts for reports

The Friday Funny: Choosing fonts for reports | Theories of change and logic models | Scoop.it
‘Papyrus’ from ‘I Waste So Much Time’ http://iwastesomuchtime.com
How many of us have wondered, when faced by a difficult report to finish, if the answer might lie in finding just the right font to use?
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EPA researcher calls for development of evaluation methodologies ...

EPA researcher calls for development of evaluation methodologies ... | Theories of change and logic models | Scoop.it
EPA researcher calls for development of evaluation methodologies and tools to understand positive and negative impacts of algae industry. 22 June 2012. While algae are among the most potentially significant sources of sustainable biofuels ...
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Evaluation Report Pitfalls - The Advancement Company

Evaluation Report Pitfalls - The Advancement Company | Theories of change and logic models | Scoop.it
Be honest and straightforward about your evaluation. The worst thing you can do in your evaluation report is to stretch the truth – or mislead the reader into believing something that isn't accurate. This can be intentional or ...
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Tips for describing your evaluation plans to grantmakers

Tips for describing your evaluation plans to grantmakers | Theories of change and logic models | Scoop.it
The evaluation plan section of grant applications is often throw together quickly without much thought. Don't make this critical misstep. Increasingly foundations are recognizing the importance of evaluation to demonstrate ...
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