Reviewing Community Initiatives

Evaluation services and resources are an integral foundation of GMU’s CAPH. Professionals provide expertise on needs assessment and evaluation strategies with campus, community, state and national organizations. These resources are helpful for planning and implementing evaluation activities at the community level, including worksheets and tips.

Step-By-Step Evaluation

This resource provides a brief overview of evaluation considerations. With a visual chart and 14 steps, evaluation is organized within the context of planning for evaluation, designing the evaluation, and reviewing and using the results. For each step, "why" and "how" insights are offered, followed by tips and a planning worksheet.

Step-By-Step Evaluation

Qualitative Evaluation

This booklet outlines the background and offers tips for conducting qualitative research. Attention is provided to focus groups, interviews and observations. Designed primarily for community leaders, contents include when to use the approach, advantages and disadvantages, skills, ethical rules, strategies, and worksheets.