The need for rigorous program evaluation in the non-profit sector continues to grow as agencies and service providers strive to meet the needs of accountability to funders and clients about effective use of resources and improving program excellence and outcomes.
Participatory Program Evaluation (PPE) is a model that provides an opportunity to build an agency’s capacity to incorporate evaluation into its daily activities, engage a diverse range of stakeholders, and ensure that it is providing the most effective services for its clients.
The Paloma Foundation and Wellesley Institute partnered to produce this Guide on Participatory Program Evaluation to support non-profit service organizations. It is the result of two years of extensive research into the theory and practice of Participatory Program Evaluation. It has been tested in small, medium and large organizations.
The process has proven to be flexible, adaptable and evidence-based. At the same time, it easy to use by both experienced evaluators and beginners to the process.
The prime focus of Working Together: The Paloma– Wellesley Guide to Participatory Program Evaluation is on building program excellence — a key step in creating positive social impact.
If you have questions, suggestions or feedback about this Guide, email firstname.lastname@example.org and write “Participatory Program Evaluation” in the subject line.