This article describes how the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, with a subset of its grantees and their program recipients, teamed with the UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families & Communities to redesign its evaluation process.
The foundation’s shift from traditional program evaluation to a more participatory, learning-focused approach resulted in new tools to assess variables that had been previously unexamined but were critical to program success.
This article examines the redesign process and those new tools – the data from which are being used to improve employee engagement and front-line practice as part of a cross-agency learning network – and concludes with a discussion of reflective practice and actions taken and with a summary of lessons learned.
Bowie, Patricia and Sussman, Richard
"A Neighborhood-Based Family Center Redesign Process: Taking a Systems Perspective,"
The Foundation Review:
2, Article 8.
Available at: http://scholarworks.gvsu.edu/tfr/vol9/iss2/8