Resources

We have listed our publicly available presentations and reports, as well as other resources we find useful.

Presentations

2017 – Selecting Impact Evaluation Methods for Arts Organizations; Webinar for WorkInCulture as part of their WorksmARTS series.

2016 – Reducing Selection Bias in Dose-Response Analyses; Panel presentation at the Canadian Evaluation Society’s 2016 Conference.

2015- Aligning Social Impact Measurement with Your Business Model; Guest Speaker talk for Schulich School of Business’s course on Social Entrepreneurship.

2015 – Capturing the Impact of Place-Based Crime Prevention Efforts;  Presentation at Safe City Mississauga’s 2015 Crime Prevention Conference.

2014 – Let’s Get Together! How to Build a Grassroots Evaluation Community of Practice; Canadian Evaluation Society’s 2014 Conference

2013 – Measuring Business vs. Social Performance; Social Impact Analysts Association’s Canada Launch

2013 – Customer Segmentation to Learn What Works Well for Whom; Canadian Evaluation Society’s 2013 Conference

2012 – An Introduction to Evaluation; Social Venture Partners – Toronto Learning Event

2010 – An Introduction to AutoRegressive Integrated Moving Average (ARIMA) models Canadian Evaluation Society’s 2010 Conference (If I could, I would re-title this presentation, “An Introduction to Time-Series Designs”).

Public Reports

2015 – The Value Produced by Mississauga’s Neighbourhood Watch Program – Initial Analysis

2015 – Crime Prevention Results of Safe City Mississauga’s Neighbourhood Watch Program

2011 – Learning Community Program Implementation Evaluation

2004 – Giving and Volunteering Series

Funding for Evaluation

  • Innoweave offers workshops and implementation grants for Collective Impact and Developmental Evaluation Contact us to learn how Paul Bakker can work with you as a Developmental Evaluation Coach.
  • The Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Seed Grants provide up to $75,000 for testing and evaluating new approaches.  Non-profits can also request budgets for evaluation as part of the foundations’ Grow Grants, which provide funds for piloting, replicating, adapting, or scaling proven models.
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers Canada Foundation Leadership Grants Program provides funds for professional development (including Evaluation)  for Canadian charity staff and volunteers.

Professional Associations

Evaluation and Research Guides

  • Research Methods Knowledge Base: Great place to go to for knowledge on all sorts of social research methods.  Trochim is great at explaining complex issues in simple ways.
  • Better Evaluation: A great place to visit if you are exploring different and/or innovative evaluation methods.
  • Evaluation Flashcards to quickly understand evaluation concepts.

Tools

Networking

  • Evaluation networking events in the Greater Toronto Area – Evaluation Cafe