Considering Context

Clarifying your nonprofit's context will help ensure that you're asking the right evaluation questions and collecting meaningful data. You'll think critically about the important work your nonprofit is doing and how it fits into your unique context. 

We'll do this by moving through four stages: ​

Stage 1

Clarify impact statement

Clarify activities 

Begin brainstorming outcomes

Begin identifying assumptions & principles 

Identify stakeholders

Stage 2

Consider stakeholders perspective

Clarify program context

Clarify organizational context

Identify program boundaries 

Organize outcomes into pathway

Stage 3

Further develop pathway model 

Clarify experience with evaluation 

Stage 4

Finalize pathway model
Review whole profile