Community Spotlight

SPS created the Community Spotlight short video series to shed some light on specific topics in the evaluation and program planning community and provide valuable resources you can implement today. Check in regularly to see our growing series!

Informed Consent

Informed Consent is required when performing any evaluation involving volunteers who provide information. Watch our new 8-min video and download the Informed Consent Worksheet to help take the guesswork out of determining the best way to protect your participants, organizations and yourself.


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  • Choosing Measures Worksheet

    Use this measurement decision tree to decide if and how to adapt a measure for your evaluation.

  • Community Element Inventory Worksheet

    Use this worksheet to identify interviewees for a community readiness assessment.

  • Comprehensive Program Mapping SEM Worksheet

    Use this worksheet 3-step process to determine the comprehensiveness of your prevention strategies. Map your program outcomes onto the levels of the social ecology.

  • Comprehensive Programming Worksheet

    How comprehensive is your prevention programming? Use these worksheets to determine which of your prevention activities are working together to form a strategy, and which strategies could be considered a program.

  • Content Crosswalk Worksheet

    Use this worksheet to make sure that your evaluation tools match the content that is covered in your prevention programming.

  • Data Collection Worksheet

    This worksheet walks you through the steps that will need to happen before the information youcollect can be used, and will help you plan for the resources that will be required. Most importantly, the worksheet helps you clarify how you will use the information you collect, which is the most important factor for ensuring that your data collection resources are used wisely.

  • Dissemination Plan Worksheet

    Create a plan for how you'll spread the word about your evaluation findings.

  • Evaluation Plan Template

    Use this Word document to write an evaluation plan. It includes the major sections that most evaluation plans include.

  • Get The Word Out

    A simple visual to help you decide what to produce for dissemination based on your resources and purpose (awareness, understanding, action)

  • Identifying Collaborative Resources

    Use this worksheet to help identify the skills, resources, and group representations of each member of your collaborative group.

  • Informed Consent Worksheet

    A detailed worksheet with specific workflows to guide you through the Informed Consent process.

  • Inventory of Organizational Changes to Support Prevention

    Identify the organizational characteristics that are most important to assure the successful integration of primary prevention. This inventory includes possible changes in six areas of capacity: Leadership, Structure and Processes, Staffing, Partnership Development, Resource Development, Member Agency Development.

  • IPV Compendium

    The CDC published this compendium of measures for assessing intimate partner violence and sexual violence perpetration and victimization.

  • Logic Model Template

    A nontraditional logic model template that connects program activities to short, intermediate and long-term outcomes.

  • My Role in Prevention Worksheet

    Use this worksheet to help nonprofit directors and program managers determine their commitment and prioritization of prevention programming. This is helpful when thinking about organizational capacity for prevention.

  • Prevention Principles Assessment Worksheet

    A one-page worksheet to quickly assess to what extent your prevention programs align with the principles of effective prevention programs identified by Nation et al. (2003)

  • Process or Outcome Activity

    An easy activity to quiz your knowledge of process and outcome evaluation. Used in our Evaluation 101 trainings.

  • Social Ecological Model (SEM)

    One page color figure of the social ecological model (four levels). Includes a description of each level and example prevention strategies for each level.

  • Statewide Prevention Capacity Summary Alaska 2016

    See an example of the scoring summary our team in Alaska created to explain the capacity of local domestic violence / sexual assault member agencies to implement, plan and evaluate primary prevention programming.

  • SWOT Analysis Worksheet

    Identify the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats in your work to help you address issues and build stronger programming.

  • Work Plan Worksheet

    Define your strategy for data collection before you get to work!

  • Writing Outcomes Worksheet

    A worksheet to walk you through the elements of a 'SMART' outcome. Very helpful for getting the hang of it!

  • Youth Violence Compendium

    The CDC published this compendium of measures commonly used in the prevention of youth violence. Includes common measures of risk and protective factors also associated with other forms of violence, including dating violence, IPV and SV.

  • Youth Violence Compendium Excerpt

    This excerpt of the full compendium (available below) lists the measures available in the full compendium.

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