Our knowledge sharing activities reflect our commitment to prompting new thinking about planning, evaluation, capacity building, and grants management, all in an effort to help the field achieve greater social impact.
Our staff regularly publish and present insights from our work and develop new frameworks, tools, and resources for the social sector. TCC Group's knowledge is typically shared through a number of formats, including briefing papers, presentations, webinars, articles in leading publications, and our newsletters. Feedback is very important to us, and we invite your comments on these materials.
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Books & Publications
|A Funder's Guide to Evaluation: Leveraging Evaluation to Improve Nonprofit Effectiveness
Traditionally, funders expect evaluation to show that resources are being used wisely. Author Peter York looks at how evaluation can be leveraged as a much more powerful tool for both funders and nonprofits.
|Success by Design: How R&D
— Not Scientific Rigor — Activates Program Innovation and Improvement in the Nonprofit Sector
It's time to bring a staple of the for-profit sector into the nonprofit community: Research and Development. An R&D approach to measurement requires adherence to distinct principles, enabling an organization to translate information into immediate action and program improvement.
|What Makes an Effective Coalition?
What are the crucial ingredients for an effective coalition or network, and how can they be cultivated and evaluated? Director of Evaluation Jared Raynor shares TCC's new research commissioned by The California Endowment, a leading funder of policy advocacy efforts.
Presentations & Webinars
by Design—An R&D Approach to Evaluation (August 18, 2011)
In this webinar, Senior Partner and Chief Research and Learning Officer Peter York discusses how to use R&D methods to reach organizational goals faster, less expensively, and with greater stakeholder engagement. Download the presentation here.
& Development: A New Form of Evaluation (March 23, 2011)
TCC Group's Senior Partner and Chief Research and Learning Officer Peter York and Associate Director PeiYao Chen highlight the value of an R & D approach to data collection for funders and nonprofits. This method empowers the sector to bring new perspectives, data, strategies, and learning to the table. Download the presentation here.
|A Community of Learners
In recent years, internal evaluation has become increasingly useful, both for nonprofit organizations and for funders. For funders, such mechanisms have been useful to measure the success of their funding strategies. Nonprofits have been used to satisfy both the increasing external demand for accountability and to more accurately measure their impacts and successes. In this podcast, TCC Group talks about building a community of learners as one strategy towards the development of an organization's evaluation and programmatic capacity and effectiveness.
|Evaluating Organizational Capacity of Policy and Advocacy
Advocacy as a strategy for the nonprofit sector has become increasingly widespread. Foundations are looking to fund more of this type of work; nonprofits are learning how to harness its power toward better achieving their mission; and both are trying to better understand how to evaluate success. As the strategy of advocacy has grown, organizations have learned important advocacy skills. But, what does it mean to be an effective advocacy organization? What capacities are important for putting into practice advocacy strategies? How can organizations (and funders) ensure they have the capacity for doing advocacy work? Barbara Masters, Astrid Hendricks, and Jared Raynor briefly examine some of these issues.