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Developing a Culture of Evaluation: An Annotated Review of Evaluation Resources

In this annotated guide, you’ll find 41 resources, including websites, articles, handbooks and videos that will help to inform you about evaluation.

These resources have been selected because they are:link to Culture of Evaluation resource

  • Relevant to small non-profits
  • Easy to download
  • Free
  • Clear and concise

This guide focuses on the following categories:

  • Evaluation Culture
  • Planning for Evaluation
  • The Evaluation Process
  • Types of Evaluation/Evaluation Tools
  • Measuring Your Impact
  • Reporting Results


Developing a Culture of Evaluation: Research Summary ReportDCE Research image

The first phase of the Developing a Culture of Evaluation project was dedicated to increasing our understanding of the current evaluation environment in Ontario’s small non-profits. To this end we explored the practices of Ontario’s small non-profits when it comes to measuring and reporting on programs, projects and overall activities. In an attempt to have diverse representation from across Ontario, we gathered feedback through pre-arranged key informant interviews (telephone conversations) and through an open online provincial survey. Participation in these interviews and in the provincial survey was voluntary. Participant responses are anonymous and shared through aggregate data.