Evaluating your program: how are you doing?
Evaluation can help you understand the impact your Indigenous Guardian program is having, what you are doing well, and where you could improve. It is also critical to ensure program accountability to your community, organizations, funders, or partners.
Creating systems to track and evaluate your program can provide you with the information you need to:
- Answer questions about your work.
- Demonstrate and celebrate your successes.
- Shape the next phases of work.
- Complete reporting.
- Secure ongoing funding.
Spend time thinking about how you want to track, understand, and communicate your short and longer-term impact. Create both scheduled as well as unplanned opportunities for staff, community, public or partner feedback that will allow you to refine and adjust your program.
The Tipsheet below shares some of the ways that Indigenous Guardian programs are evaluating their work and gathering information about their successes and challenges.