Evaluation policies 101
  • A Program Evaluation is the analysis of the effectiveness of a nonprofit effort.
  • An Evaluator is a professional who conducts program evaluations. They often have academic and/or professional background in quantitative and/or qualitative social research methods,
  • An Evaluation Policy is a document describing how to conduct Program Evaluations. Evaluation policies are often drafted by a government body or philanthropic foundations to standardize the practice of evaluation across a portfolio of nonprofit programs they support.