Outcomes and Indicators. Chesapeake Bay Funders Network Program Evaluation Training Workshop. OMG Center for Collaborative Learning January 9-10, 2008. Building an Evaluation Plan. Theory of Change/Pathway Map Outcomes Indicators Methods Putting Evaluation to Work for You.
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Chesapeake Bay Funders Network
OMG Center for Collaborative Learning
January 9-10, 2008
Outcomes are changes in behavior, skills, knowledge, attitudes, condition or status.
Outcomes are related to the core business of the project, they are realistic and attainable, they are within the project’s sphere of influence, and they are appropriate.
Outcomes are what a project is held accountable for.
The group or condition or process targeted for change
Example 1: Farmers
Example 2: Water Quality
What we hope to change about it
Example 1: Use of Fencing and Buffers to Restrict Cattle Access to Creek
Example 2: Improved (e.g. reduced sediment concentrations).
Farmers learn benefits of fencing and buffers
Farmers discuss options with agricultural agents, other colleagues
Farmers install buffers and fences to restrict cattle access to the creek
Sediment and nutrients from cattle in creek decrease allowing creek to meet designated uses
Example: The percentage of farmers in x county using buffers and fences to keep cattle from the creek will increase from 30% to 60% over the next three years.
Increase participation in activism of local constituents through e-network
Number of new e-activists added to e-network during grant period equals or exceeds 2000
The “I’ll know it when I see it” rule in action -- some examples:
I’ll know that I have increased the engagement of volunteer river watchers
when I see an increase in the number of calls we receive from river watchers notifying us of concerns warranting attention
and when I seean increase in letters sent to local politicians by river watchers raising concerns regarding the river.
Examples of Outcomes and Indicators it’ Rule
Examples of Outcomes it’ Ruleand Indicators
Are changes likely in the timeframe that you’ve defined?
Do you have staff, money, relationships to monitor over time?
Do lessons learned by similar programs or efforts indicate this change is likely?
Does your initiative provide services directly related to the indicator?
Is the indicator appropriate in this context & environment?