Good intentions, wishful thinking, and random testimonies simply do not cut it any more. Social and public sectors are increasingly moving funds and resources towards evidence-based efforts, and this means nonprofits must demonstrate (verify) their mission efficacy. In other words, nonprofits must show that their programs are working). Program evaluations cannot be seen as a one-off occurrence, but must be integrated into the life of the program.
Regardless of size and budget, there are always incremental moves that nonprofits can make towards performance improvement. This whitepaper offers insight into whether you are ready to begin evaluation efforts, the type of evaluation you may need, descriptions of the process, and where to get started.
Read this whitepaper (and check out the sources page)… http://eliteresearch.com/whitepapers/what-do-you-need-to-consider-about-program-evaluation