A Changing Landscape:The evolving world of measurement and evaluation Saint Paul Children's Collaborative Community of CareJune 14, 2012
GTCUW’s Mission Uniting caring people to build pathways out of poverty, creating opportunity for all.
Key Areas of Focus • Education • Basic Needs • Health
Parenting and Early Care Reading By Quality High School Home Visiting and Education Third Grade Out-of-School Time Graduation
Emerging Strategies Program Level: Systems level: Alignment of cross-sector public/private partnerships Support of community measurement systems Support collective impact Identifying opportunities to scale for impact • Improved capacity building for programs • Comprehensive evaluation support • Improved relationship management • Continuous improvement mechanisms • Emphasis on equity
Room for improvement • Common definitions—crowded playing field • Tailored capacity-building/technical assistance • Data sharing negotiation/agreements • Alignment between funders
Baseline Expectations for Funding • Two years’ worth of experience in a specific program; • Systems in place to collect and analyze data; • Research-based best practices that lead to strong outcomes; • Demonstrated success in collaborating with others.
We also look at… • Financial health of your organization • Operating budget • 70% or less of program budget • Number of funding sources • Progress towards diversity/equity
Resources • Child Trends (http://www.childtrends.org/) • Lisbeth Schorr (http://lisbethschorr.org/doc/ExpandingtheEvidenceUniverseRichmanSymposiumPaper.pdf) • Kellogg Foundation Logic Model • Collective Impact (http://www.ssireview.org/pdf/2011_WI_Feature_Kania.pdf) • Poverty Report (https://www.unitedwaytwincities.org/research__data/faces_of_poverty/)
Contact Us Meghan Barp, Director of Education Meghan.Barp@unitedwaytwincities.org Elizabeth A. Peterson, Ph.D., Director of Research & Planning Liz.Peterson@unitedwaytwincities.org