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Nonprofits &

Foundations

Program Evaluation &

Outcome Measurement 

Needs

Assessment

Create a lasting impact

A key characteristic of effective nonprofits and foundations is continuous evaluation and learning — gathering data, measuring impact, and assessing lessons learned in order to strengthen the organization’s work over time. Cypress Research works with your team to develop
an evaluation and learning approach that fits your organization’s needs in a variety of areas.

Outcome Evaluation 

What are the short term, intermediate and long-term outcomes your organization is trying to achieve through its programs and services? To what extent are these outcomes being reached?

Brand Experience

What is the level of awareness of your organization in the community?
What are the perceptions of your brand
and how can they be strengthened?

Needs Assessment 

What are the unmet needs of the community
your organization or program hopes to serve?

Implementation Evaluation 

Are programs and services being delivered as planned?

Process Evaluation 

What are stakeholders’ perceptions of your programs and services and how can they be improved?

Nonprofit research expertise

  • Community development

  • Education

  • Environmental issues

  • Health & safety

  • Human services

  • Juvenile justice

PROGRAM EVALUATION & OUTCOME MEASUREMENT

Building strong nonprofit programs and foundation funding strategies

Our program evaluation process typically begins with the development of a theory of change or program logic model. This model is developed through brainstorming sessions with key staff. 
All program activities are listed and linked with intended short-term, intermediate and long-term outcomes. The model then serves as the basis for on-going evaluation efforts. 

We employ a full range of research methods including:

  • Theory of change/logic model development
    for program planning and evaluation

  • Secondary research & literature reviews

  • Focus group with key stakeholders including recruitment, facilitation, and analysis

  • In-depth stakeholder interviews

  • Online and mail surveys

NEEDS ASSESSMENT

Determining the best approach for you

 

Needs assessment research is focused on determining the unmet needs of a target population and typically involves multiple research methods. The qualitative piece involves delving deep into met and unmet needs through focus groups or one-on-one in-depth interviews with key stakeholders. Quantitative assessment typically involves a confidential online survey with a broader sample the target population to determine gaps between current conditions and desired outcomes. Needs assessment research may also involve gathering and summarizing existing data on the needs of your client population.   

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