Someone recently asked: I know someone who might have a story to submit, but it was from a project that was completed a while ago. Is there a limit on how recent the projects must be? Any advice would be appreciated.
I’m sharing my response as it may be helpful to others:
Thank you for your question. There is no limit to how recent a project and its evaluation must be. We care about how the evaluation was used and what changed as a result of evaluation use. Of greatest interest, for the Evaluation Stories Project, are cases where evaluation use has led to positive changes in peoples’ lives.
- It’s recommended, although not required, that both the evaluation user and the evaluator contribute to the submission
- Clearly describe how evaluation use and evaluation influence contributed to positive changes in peoples’ lives
- Give careful thought to and share your reflections about all factors, contextual or otherwise, you believe contributed to the evaluation’s ability to contribute to positive change.
- It should take under two hours to complete a submission. It does not need to be written in ‘story format’.
I encourage your colleague to make a submission. And more questions are always welcome!
Dayna Albert – Evaluation Stories Project Coordinator