Properly planned for and used, your impact measurement system and the thinking that comes with it can be one of your most powerful tools for driving and amplifying change.
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Has someone asked you to put together an impact summary that’s left you scrambling? Are you collecting evaluation data you suspect will never get looked at? Or maybe you’re just not sure where to best invest your limited resources. Any of this sound familiar? If so, some quality MEL training could help. Damien Sweeney and Bethany Hanson have put together the business case for investing in MEL skills – including why your manager should join you.
For Earth Day this year, we look at how visual dashboards are giving scientists and community conservationists a fighting chance to protect and restore one of the world’s living wonders – the Great Barrier Reef.
Thinking about a new career? You’re not alone according to research, which shows during COVID around a third of us have seriously considered alternate employment. And one thing that’s keeping people in their current roles? Feeling engaged with their work. We recently spoke to evaluation experts Zazie Tolmer and Dr Jess Dart to get their insights on what skills they started with, what they’ve needed to build, and what you should be considering for a career in the changing MEL landscape.
A conversation with Dr Jess Dart, Anna Powell and Dr Ellise Barkley about the challenges and opportunities presented by systems change and place-based approaches, and why evaluators in the space are truly the jazz players of the evaluation world.
For many of us, the start of 2021 has felt very much the same as the last few months of 2020: there’s still much uncertainty and many things put on hold as we wait for a global vaccination roll-out. In the interim, we thought we’d put into practice one of the lessons learnt from 2020 […]
If this year has proven anything, it’s that we are capable of change and of rising to new challenges. In that spirit, we’re challenging ourselves to better walk the talk and build a liveable company. But what does that mean?
We’ve all heard is takes a village to raise a child. But what does that look like in practice? Hands Up Mallee offers us a glimpse – bringing together the community, organisations and services to support children and families to thrive. Here’s how we’re helping them achieve greater community health and wellbeing outcomes.
In this article, we ask Dr Jess Dart, Anna Powell and Dr Ellise Barkley about their top tips for overcoming some of the key challenges of evaluating systems change and place-based approaches, and how to get everyone on the same songsheet.