Reflections on The Voice Referendum

Co-creator of Australia’s ‘game-changing’ Place-Based Evaluation Framework, Dr Jess Dart  shares what these approaches are and why they’re the north star for community impact. 

Tips for developing a theory of change that you and your team will love

Properly planned for and used, your impact measurement system and the thinking that comes with it can be one of your most powerful tools for driving and amplifying change.

The 9 Most Common Measurement, Evaluation and Learning Questions – Answered

Properly planned for and used, your impact measurement system and the thinking that comes with it can be one of your most powerful tools for driving and amplifying change.

7 (now 8!) secrets to good MEL

10 years ago founder and Chief Evaluator Jess Dart put together what became a viral presentation on “7 secrets to good Monitoring and Evaluation”. With our next Complete Guide to MEL (Measurement, Evaluation and Learning) course just around the corner, we’re revisiting how these secrets stand the test of time, and look at what we might have missed – our 8th secret to good MEL.

How Community Changemakers are Breaking the Rules

Co-creator of Australia’s ‘game-changing’ Place-Based Evaluation Framework, Dr Jess Dart  shares what these approaches are and why they’re the north star for community impact. 

6 questions evaluators should be asking ourselves if we’re serious about change

Anyone working in the evaluation space can feel the shifts occurring beneath our feet. If we truly want to use our evaluative and impact measurement skills for positive impact, we need to step-up. So following the AES conference, here’s what I’m asking myself – and what I challenge you to consider in your daily work.

Blockchain and Internet of Things: Applying advanced technologies in evaluation

I had the pleasure to present at the Australian Evaluation Society conference at the start of this month and talk about one of my passions at Clear Horizon – solving common evaluation challenges with new technology solutions. Let me take you through how these new tools fit into our evaluation toolbox and what excites me about them.

Off course: Managing unintended consequences in evaluation

Most of us working in the evaluation and impact space are here because we want to contribute to positive change. So, what happens when it turns out our interventions are having a different impact to what’s intended?

6 reasons your manager should put you on a MEL course – and why they should join you!

Has someone asked you to put together an impact summary that’s left you scrambling? Are you collecting evaluation data you suspect will never get looked at? Or maybe you’re just not sure where to best invest your limited resources. Any of this sound familiar? If so, some quality MEL training could help. Damien Sweeney and Bethany Hanson have put together the business case for investing in MEL skills – including why your manager should join you.

3 classic evaluation mistakes – and what we learned

We’ve all been there. The dread of knowing you’re about to deliver unwelcome news – and that you’re at least partly responsible. The annoying inner voice that reminds you that you should have trusted your gut and raised your concerns earlier. Mistakes happen and create fertile ground for growth.