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Guide: Developing Strong Program Reports

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: September 19, 2019
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Presenting Data, Project Design and M&E Planning
This information guide provides suggestions for drafting a report narrative,incorporating a table of key indicators, and choosing the types of graphs which may strengthen your program reporting.

Toolkit: Data-Driven State Refugee Programs: Lessons from the Field on Managing, Analyzing, and Using Data to Improve Refugee Programs

Author(s): Switchboard, Urban Institute
Date: September 11, 2019
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Data Analysis, Data Collection, Data Quality, Evaluation and Research, Presenting Data, Project Design and M&E Planning, Using Data and Evidence
Switchboard contracted with the Urban Institute for the development of this toolkit.  Data and evidence can play a critical role in program management if those data are designed, collected, and analyzed with programming goals in mind and grounded in the reality of how programs work. As state refugee coordinators (SRCs) manage and coordinate refugee services, …

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Tool or Template: Monitoring and Evaluation Glossary

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: March 27, 2019
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Data Analysis, Data Collection, Data Quality, Evaluation and Research, Presenting Data, Project Design and M&E Planning, Using Data and Evidence
A lot of terminology can be associated with monitoring and evaluation, and vocabulary definitions can vary widely. Some terms seem to have overlapping definitions–for instance, in the different ways logic models, theories of change and logical frameworks (logframes) can be defined. You can use this glossary to clear up confusion and be sure you understand …

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Podcast: A Look at Switchboard’s FY19 Needs Assessment

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: March 14, 2019
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Presenting Data
In this podcast, Switchboard Director Jason Crislip and Program Officer Margaret Gibbon have a 7-minute discussion about how Switchboard’s national needs assessment survey is informing Switchboard’s work in FY19. To read the full needs assessment report, click here.

Tool or Template: Data Visualization Examples Template

Author(s): META
Date: August 20, 2018
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Presenting Data
Good data visualization not only helps donors and stakeholders outside your project understand your results, it helps project staff interpret and analyze data to make better project decisions. This document provides some simple examples of charts and graphs that communicate three common messages: how something changes over time, how one thing compares to another, and …

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Archived Webinar: Data Visualization in Excel Made Easy

Author(s): META
Date: August 20, 2018
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Presenting Data
This beginners-level webinar is intended for staff in all roles who don’t work with data every day but who want to learn basic steps to get started using the tools you already have. See below for an Excel file that includes all of the examples shown in this webinar and along with tips for making …

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Archived Webinar: 3 Steps for Developing Stronger Program Reports

Author(s): META
Date: March 22, 2018
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Presenting Data
Strong program reports start with strong monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems. This webinar walks through three practical steps you can begin taking right away to improve your data collection and management practices. Watch the recording to learn ways to effectively communicate about your results, including through data visualization, in your program reports. You will also …

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Tip Sheet: 5 Steps for Using Data to Tell Program Stories

Author(s): META
Date: December 8, 2017
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Presenting Data
Often, we talk about monitoring, evaluation and reporting as activities we do for donors. Consider reframing the discussion: data collected through monitoring and evaluation answers questions that enable us to tell factual stories about our programs, in order to facilitate decision-making and action. These five steps will help you get started in thinking and talking …

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Archived Webinar: Using Data to Tell the Stories of Our Immigration Programs

Author(s): CLINIC, META
Date: December 8, 2017
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Presenting Data
Often, we talk about monitoring, evaluation and reporting as activities we do for donors. This webinar offered guidance on reframing the discussion. Participants learned the benefits of reframing monitoring, evaluation and reporting as “telling a story” as well as five steps to begin using data to tell a story about immigration programs. Although the examples presented …

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Blog Post: Data Visualization Made Easy: Program Output Data Before and After

Author(s): META
Date: September 21, 2017
Topic(s): Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Presenting Data, Using Data and Evidence
This blog post was written by the Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META) Project and is included as an archived post on the Switchboard blog. If you serve refugees in the U.S., you’ve probably experienced a common challenge: translating all of the valuable data you collect into relevant messages for a given audience, whether they …

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