We know nonprofit leaders have a lot on their plates and an evaluation that is not seen as useful can be one more burden they have to bear.
We also know that sometimes, particularly for those who may not have as much experience with evaluation, it can be difficult to identify what is causing the frustration. Our hope is that these principles can be used by you as a reference. For example, if you're feeling that an evaluation isn't working the way you think it should but aren't quite sure why, these principles might help you to identify where the problems might be. It might even help you the next time you have a conversation with your evaluation stakeholders about what you need in order to overcome your challenges.