Planning

Strategic Planning

Our strategic planning solutions complement our needs assessment and evaluation services. We work closely with program staff to provide you with a blueprint for an effective initiative that has an evaluation framework built-in from the beginning.

  • Identification and measurement of priority areas
  • Logic model development
  • Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT)
  • Strengths, Opportunities, Aspirations, and Results (SOAR)
  • Development of evaluation metrics and methods

How Can Strategic Planning Map Your Organization’s Future?

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Strategic Planning In Action

Kaiser Permanente has contracted with EVALCORP to prepare the Implementation Strategy Report for the Anaheim/Irvine service area. Utilizing primary and secondary data collected during the Community Health Needs Assessment, EVALCORP worked with project staff to prioritize community health needs and identify available resources and strategies to address those needs.

Strategic Planning In Action

As part of the 2019 community-wide Mental and Behavioral Health Needs Assessment, EVALCORP conducted a review and compilation of secondary data sources in order to support primary data collection findings and inform grantmaking priorities of the Desert Healthcare District and Foundation.

Training

EVALCORP’s capacity building trainings typically emphasize skill-building with an eye towards decision-making. Capacity building training topics that we offer are:

  • Decision-making by communities for communities
  • Developing SMART (Specific, Measurable, Actionable, Realistic, Time-phased) outcomes
  • High quality data collection and management
  • Community-centered data collection tools (e.g., PhotoVoice)
  • Easy and effective data analysis strategies
  • Storytelling with data
  • Visually appealing findings: creative methods of sharing findings with funders
  • Community-Based Action Research (CBAR)

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Training In Action

EVALCORP trains our clients to evaluate proper inputs and outputs of their programs, to design SMART, actionable objectives, and ultimately use this information to inform evaluation and strategic planning activities.

Logic Model Training helps build the skills of our clients and their teams to…

  • Describe their program.
  • Layout and sequence their logic model components.
  • Focus their evaluation processes.
  • Select proper indicators of progress.
  • And, ultimately, depicts the relationship between their program’s activities and intended effects.

Training In Action

The CBAR Training we use at EVALCORP teaches introductory research skills for our clients.

Community-Based Action Research Training teaches our clients to ensure their:

  • Research topics are relevant and important to the community.
  • Community members and stakeholders involved in all aspects of the research process.
  • Information gathered is used to take action on important community issue.

The CBAR Process focuses on involving the community and improving community action by:

  1. Figuring out what you want to know.
  2. Gathering data and information to answer your question.
  3. Analyzing and interpreting what that data means.
  4. Summarizing and sharing that data with others.
  5. Taking action!

Ultimately, data should be used for actionable change, and our clients leave with the skills to use their data to educate their communities and increase awareness, change policy, and develop or improve community programs.

“That which is measured improves. That which is measured and reported improves exponentially.”

– Karl Pearson

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