A Journey toward Using Data to Provide Strategic Guidance and Learning
Session Number: 1823
Track: Nonprofit and Foundations
Session Type: Demonstration
First Author or Discussion Group Leader: Pamela Schwartz [Senior Director, Community Health Impact and Learning - Kaiser Permanente]
Second Author or Discussion Group Leader: Tiffany Clarke [Senior Consultant - FSG]
Third Author or Discussion Group Leader: Hallie Preskill [Managing Director - FSG]
Time: Nov 10, 2017 (01:45 PM - 03:15 PM)
Theme: Learning About Evaluation Use and Users
Audience Level: All Audiences
Session Abstract (150 words):
Many foundations and nonprofits are experiencing an increased urgency to systematically evaluate their work and to use data more intentionally for learning and adaptation. But they have faced challenges doing so. Evaluators are in a position to help organizations undertake this journey.
For 18 months, FSG worked with Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit program leaders and staff to design and implement a system they called Measurement and Evaluation for Learning and Outcomes (MELO) for:
- Promoting greater alignment across the program
- Ensuring that data are collected and used to inform strategy development, adaptation, and accountability, and for demonstrating impact
- Fostering a learning culture
In this session, Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit and FSG will share practical approaches for using data for learning and decision-making.
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