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Why Evaluate?

Evidence for Action Pitch Decks

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You may find yourself needing to make the case for evaluation to others in your agency. These PowerPoint "pitch decks" bring together several resources you can use and tailor to your own needs and agency context. Knowing that your audience(s) may vary, there are three different pitch decks that vary in length and level of detail: (1) 5-Minute Quick Pitch; (2) 10-Minute Presentation; and (3) 20-Minute Discussion. Each slide deck speaks to the value of evaluation and explains how it can improve decision-making. Check out the overview to learn more about how this resource can help you.

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Using Evaluation

How to Apply Available Evidence

We frequently have a range of information and evidence about our programs, policies, or regulations. Yet, existing evidence is often imperfect for helping decision makers as they design or change those programs, policies, or regulations. This guide walks through five key steps to define the information need, gather the best available evidence, assess its rigor and whether it meets the need, and apply the evidence to inform decision-making.

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Promoting Evaluation Use

Dissemination Matrix Template



Use this matrix template and worksheet to help you think through dissemination of your evaluation findings. The Dissemination Matrix Template: How to Share Important Aspects of your ATE Project with Others is designed to walk you through the what, who, how, where, and when of dissemination to ensure that you can maximize your dissemination efforts.

Disseminating Findings from Program Evaluation

Slide Deck

Use this slide deck to help choose effective dissemination strategies for your evaluation findings and products. This slide deck, Program Evaluation Toolkit - Module 8: Dissemination Approaches, walks through defining the focus of your initiative and the evaluation, your intended audiences for the evaluation findings, the audiences’ intended use of findings, dissemination strategies, and next steps. Check out the overview to learn more about how this resource can help you.

How to Communicate Findings from a Program Evaluation


Communicating findings from a program evaluation is critical to support their use. This communication guide, Communication Guide for TTCW Grantees: What to Consider When Sharing Program Accomplishments, provides strategies for sharing program outcomes with target audiences. Created for Tribal TANF – Child Welfare Coordination grantees, its contents, tools, and templates are applicable for many programs and policy areas.

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