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"A Closer Look: Issues of Violence, Incarceration & Reentry in Richmond, CA" is an analytic brief written by Further The Work President Rebecca Brown and developed in cooperation with Insight Prison Project. Download brief


The Harvard Family Research Project produces a quarterly evaluation periodical, The Evaluation Exchange. Articles are written by the most prominent evaluators in the field, addressing current issues facing program evaluators of all levels. The Evaluation Exchange highlights innovative methods and approaches to evaluation, emerging trends in evaluation practice, and practical applications of evaluation theory. It goes out to its subscribers free of charge four times per year.

Innovation Network provides program planning and evaluation consulting, workshop-based training and online tools to nonprofits and funders. InnoNet’s philosophy is that ongoing program evaluation is the most powerful and underused tool for enhancing the ability of nonprofits to create lasting change in their communities.

Online Evaluation Resource Library was developed for professionals seeking to design, conduct, document or review project evaluations. OERL provides a large collection of plans, reports and instruments from past and current project evaluations; guidelines for how to improve evaluation design and practice; and a discussion forum for stimulating ongoing dialogue in the evaluation community.

General Resources and Training for Nonprofits

CompassPoint Nonprofit Services is the largest provider of training for nonprofit organizations in the Bay Area. Topics include: board governance, executive leadership, financial management, fundraising, human resources, internet, technology, management and planning, marketing and communications, volunteers.

GrantCraft, a project of the Ford Foundation, offers a wealth of downloadable guides and other resources to help grantmakers be most effective in their work.

The SPIN Project (Strategic Press Information Network) provides media technical assistance to nonprofit public-interest organizations who want to influence debate, shape public opinion and garner positive media attention. SPIN offers public relations consulting, including comprehensive media training and intensive media strategizing and resources to community-based organizations, particularly political organizations serving under-resourced communities.

The Taproot Foundation makes grants of service to assist in marketing, technology or creative efforts. Each service grant is staffed by professionals from the business community. Service grants are available in the areas of branding, brochure development, database development and website development.

BoardSource is dedicated to advancing the public good by building exceptional nonprofit boards and inspiring board service.

Research and Resources for Nonprofits

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation supports children, families, and communities as they strengthen and create conditions that propel vulnerable children to achieve success as individuals and as contributors to the larger community and society. It offers toolkits, evaluation models, and logic models.

The James Irvine Foundation is a terrific source of publications related to program areas: Arts, California Perspectives, and Youth. It also includes links to publications about philanthropy and the nonprofit sector, as well as links to Irvine’s annual report, quarterly newsletter and organizational brochure. In addition, their section on evaluation includes a Tools and Resources page.

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