SOAS University of London

Department of Development Studies

A practical evaluation model for grassroots organisations.

Eleanor Harrison (Global Giving)

Date: 12 November 2014Time: 2:00 PM

Finishes: 12 November 2014Time: 3:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: G3

Type of Event: Seminar


The seminar will share the learning from GlobalGiving UK's Volunteer Evaluation Programme and our new data analytics work to improve organisational effectiveness. The Programme recruits and trains experienced volunteers to conduct practical organisational assessments through 4 day field visits to GlobalGiving partners. The indepth assessments provide practical recommendations, resources and observations to help organisations improve on their own terms. This information is then fed into GlobalGiving UK's planning for its online peer learning network for grassroots organisations - ensuring sustained impact of the evaluations. The data is also used with multiple another data  points for our "Effectivess Dashboard" - which pulls data on organisational behaviour in real-time - helping organisations to benchmark themselves against their peers and explore how to improve and do better. The seminar will be a mix of presentation, interactive and visual display.

Organiser: Dr Anna Lindley

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