Inspired Learning: An Evaluation of Vibrant Communities’ National Supports evaluates the design of the learning and networking features provided with national supports to local Vibrant Communities initiatives (also referred to as a hub or backbone organization).
Highlights key results and offers deeper understanding of the critical success factors, effectiveness and patterns identified through the Vibrant Communities experiment. Vibrant Communities is a national poverty reduction program.
Builds on the concepts outlined in A Developmental Evaluation Primer by articulating some of the key practices associated with this work.
Vartana was an initiative to create a charitable bank in Canada dedicated to serving the voluntary sector. This report includes a timeline of events; a generalized assessment of why Vartana failed; and a summary of lessons that can be applied to initiatives that focus on systemic change.
Offers insights about the youth engagement initiative, YouthScape, through the eyes of its Lead Developmental Evaluator.
Summarizes the main achievements, limits and lessons of the implementation of the Community Economic Development Technical Assistance Program (CEDTAP) during the period 1997-2007.
Publication: A Developmental Evaluation Primer
Introduces the concept of developmental evaluation to potential users and provides some tools to support its use.