Archive for March, 2012

Net Impact Live Case Study – Megaphone Magazine

March 30, 2012

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
W2 Media Cafe @ Woodward’s Building
111 West Hastings Street Vancouver, BC
Cost: $20
Register here

On April 11, Net Impact Vancouver is excited to continue its Live Case Study events. What is a Live Case Study, you may ask? Live Case Studies are an opportunity for business professionals and students to contribute directly to a local social enterprise or non-profit. For this event, Megaphone Magazine‘s Executive Director, Sean Condon, will present their business challenge as a social enterprise:

“How can Megaphone increase awareness and sales of the magazine to provide increased and better opportunities for its vendors?” (more…)

Navigating the vast ocean of evaluation terminology

March 16, 2012

I recently had the opportunity to participate in an insightful webinar facilitated by Kylie Hutchinson at Community Solutions Planning & Evaluation. This webinar, entitled “You Say Impacts, I Say Outcomes” was all about clarifying the confusion in evaluation terminology. For anyone new to the evaluation field (and even to seasoned evaluation experts), the myriad of interchangeable terms can often lead to miscommunication or even frustration due to the inconsistency and lack of one official “evaluation dictionary”. While there is no immediate solution to solving evaluation term inconsistency, we can help ourselves and those we work with by broadening our understanding of the common themes that link these terms, which will allow us to more comfortably interpret and use this wide vocabulary to its greatest potential.

For me, one of Kylie’s lasting messages was the importance of understanding the foundation of evaluation theory to develop a stronger grasp on the assortment of terms that flood the evaluation field. (more…)