3 Tips for Creating your Data Collection Plan

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Once you have developed your outcomes measurement framework and identified the measures for each outcome your program is set to achieve; it is time to develop a data collection plan. A data collection plan helps you identify the method you will use to qualify your outcomes data. Usually, data on outcomes is gathered by asking service user feedback, or through … Read More

Social Outcomes Measurement Methodologies

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You know what outcomes measurement is, but you aren’t sure where or how to get started. The next step is to understand the different outcomes methodologies and to create your own outcomes measurement framework and data collection plan (either in-house or with a consultant). Program Logic / Logic Models One of the most commonly used methodologies is Program Logic (also known … Read More

Social Outcomes Measurement: An Introduction

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Starting the journey to outcomes measurement can be daunting, and the first step is to understand what it is and why it’s important. Social Outcomes Measurement is simply described as the process to assess the extent to which a program has achieved its intended results. Social outcomes measurement helps you answer the following three questions: What has changed as a … Read More

3 Tips for Creating Your Mobile Survey

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Using mobile surveys allows respondents to quickly and simply respond while they’re on the go. But without the right formatting and question choice, mobile surveys can be difficult to navigate and respond to. Use these 3 tips to maximize your mobile survey responses. Use Multiple-Choice Questions Multiple-choice questions are the best option for a clean and simple mobile survey. If … Read More

SIMNA Event Recap: Paul Turner and the YMCA’s Journey to Outcomes Measurement

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SIMNA’s first event of the year hosted YMCA Victoria’s Paul Turner. Paul spoke about his journey towards outcomes measurement, stressing that one of the hardest steps is the very first. Paul’s presentation raised 3 key points. 1 – Technology as a “Game Changer” Using Socialsuite’s technology platform enabled program delivery staff to easily collect data on iPads or via email, … Read More