Program Materials from 'Impact Evaluation for Social Change'

Publication date: 
May, 2018

This workshop gave attendees a thorough understanding of how impact can be assessed under the ‘Theory of Change’ evaluation approach and the tools needed to measure the outcomes of grantees work more efficiently and effectively. Some of the key topics discussed include:

  • Understanding evaluation approaches between Theory of Change and Logic Model
  • Using appreciative inquiry to identify assessment measures for evaluation
  • Applying an appropriate evaluation process and set of measurements for different types of non-profits
  • Creating organizational and relational conditions essential to effective evaluation of grantees


This workshop series was presented by Paul Watson, Jr. and Dr. William Oswald from Global Action Research Center (Global ARC), a San Diego-based nonprofit organization that works to support the development of Healthy People, Healthy Places, and Healthy Communities through increased civic participation. The Global ARC was founded in 2009 for the purpose of bridging the gap between science and community to facilitate healthy community development. 

Paul Watson, Jr is President/CEO of the Global Action Research Center. Formerly Executive Director of the Training and Research Institute for Residential Youth Centers in New Haven, CT; San Diego Youth and Community Services; and Watson and Associates International. 

William Oswald, Ph.D. is Associate Executive Director of the Global Action Research Center. Formerly Executive Director for Foundation for Change; Director of Community Development for Tenants United for Public Housing Project; and Assistant Dean, School of Human Services at Springfield College, San Diego.

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