Conducting a Process Evaluation in Nonprofit and Governmental Programs

Project Type: Professional Development Program
Funds awarded in 2021: $77,867.00
Projected End Date: 06/30/2022
Grant Recipients: University of Florida; Florida A&M University
Region: Southern
State: Florida
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Kimberly Wiley
University of Florida
Dr. Jennifer Jones
University of Florida
Dr. Marilyn Swisher
University of Florida
The purpose of a program evaluation is to assess a program's performance. Program evaluation can help organizations, such as nonprofits, Extension, and governmental entities, solve implementation failure or program theory failure. Implementation failure relates to program execution; program theory failure means flawed program design. Troubleshooting implementation failure is more common. This article explains how to (1) identify which type of failure nonprofit organizations may be facing, (2) choose the right evaluation tool in order to determine the specific problem, (3) interpret process evaluation results, and (4) use the evaluation findings for continuous program improvement.
Peer-reviewed Journal Article
Marlen Barajas Espinosa, University of Florida
Micayla Richardson, University of Florida
Chelsea DeMasters, University of Florida
Jennifer Jones, University of Florida
Kimberly Wiley, University of Florida
Target audiences:
Farmers/Ranchers; Educators; Consumers
Ordering info:
Kimberly Wiley
University of Florida
PO Box 110310
Gainesville, FL 32611-0310
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.