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Mayes Wilson & Associates

Category: Evaluation

The secret to successful program evaluations

Julie Whelan Capell | I have created many program evaluations over my 30+ year career in nonprofits. Most of these have been evaluations of youth-serving programs like environmental education, arts programs done during school hours, and after school tutoring. And in my experience, the aspect of evaluation that is most often forgotten is getting buy-in […]

A program evaluation that will show if you are making a difference

Julie Whelan Capell | You might think a program evaluation is all about counting numbers. Most nonprofits are pretty good at this! We like to count number of participants, number of acres, number of volunteers. But counting numbers is not a program evaluation. Numbers cannot tell us if our organizations are truly making a difference. […]

Do this one thing for better program evaluations

Julie Whelan Capell | Last week a client asked “what one thing can we do to improve our program evaluations?” That’s an excellent question, and the answer isn’t complicated. You don’t need to create a huge outcomes matrix or buy statistical software. Based on years of advising clients on outcomes and evaluations, I can tell […]

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Need Fund Development or Evaluation Support?

Julie Whelan Capell | New MWA Associate Julie Whelan Capell says “I’ve noticed that grants and evaluations can be pain points for many small organizations. At MWA we bring the expertise so you can focus on the things you are good at.” We’re pleased to formally announce a new Associate here at MAYES | WILSON […]

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Process Evaluation of a High School Drug Abuse Prevention Initiative

Julie Whelan Capell |   Julie Whelan Capell was one of several authors of a peer-reviewed study published in the online journal “Substance Abuse: Research and Treatment.” The article outlines how a coalition made up of public high schools, community drug abuse prevention coalitions and academics created and implemented a process called “Screening, Brief Intervention and […]

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