• Category: Learning4Impact, Professional Development
  • Early in 2020 we started Learning4Impact, our workshop series to build planning and evaluation know-how in the non-profit sector. We started with 90 minute in-person workshops, then switched to virtual webinars. We all learned to (mostly) unmute ourselves.

    For sure, virtual workshop learning is different. But…

  • November 30, 2020
  • Erin
  • Category: Pro Bono
  • I’m stating the obvious here but, 2020 has thrown us all for a bit of a loop. And while things look different at work and at home, one thing remains constant – access to Health in Common’s pro bono planning and evaluation services. Every year since 2016…

  • October 28, 2020
  • Sara
  • Category: Change Management, Professional Development
  • Over the last few weeks, our team at Health in Common has had an opportunity to learn about the theory and practical applications of change management through the Change Management Foundation course.
    Change is complex – every individual and organization responds to change in different ways. We quickly found out within our own team that…

  • October 5, 2020
  • Andrew
  • Category: Change Management, Professional Development
  • Change is inevitable. Sometimes change is a result of our own decisions, other times it is completely out of our hands.  The past months have made this clear.

    We all experience change differently. What can seem…

  • September 17, 2020
  • Cathy
  • Category: Data Management, Reporting
  • The need for staff buy-in should never be underestimated when it comes to collecting quality data. Working with organizations to creatively engage staff in data collection processes is a challenge that I enjoy.

    When completing a mixed-methods evaluation of Wayfinders’ Cross-Cultural Service-Learning Initiative, we worked with management to develop a…

  • September 2, 2020
  • Andrew
  • Category: Reporting
  • One-pagers are a great way to quickly and effectively share stories and findings. If done well, they are a bite-sized, visually appealing document that supports a key message or takeaway.

    Before you start communicating findings with a one-pager, it’s important to ask yourself two questions…

  • August 4, 2020
  • Sara
  • Category: Reporting
  • Have you ever been asked to take a “quick” look at an evaluation report before a meeting? There you are, reading p.25 of sized 12 Times New Roman font … eyes slowly closing … only 5 more pages to go…

    Don’t get me wrong, that long report has value. Maybe it provides…

  • July 6, 2020
  • Cassie
  • Category: Learning4Impact, Professional Development
  • You know the saying…give a man a fish and you feed him for a day, teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.

    When it comes to planning and evaluation, we want you to eat for more than a day. We want you to know what we know. We want you to build your organization’s planning and evaluation culture from within. So, we’re offering to help you fish…

  • June 1, 2020
  • Erin
  • Category: SROI
  • At a time when demonstrating ‘value for money’ is increasingly important, organizations often wonder whether Social Return on Investment (SROI) is the right way to show the value of a program.

    SROI is used to understand…

  • May 14, 2020
  • Andrew
  • Category: Change Management, Professional Development
  • Here’s the understatement of the century: we are doing things differently these days – even a project about managing change.

    In October 2019 we launched Leading4Impact (L4I), a pilot welcoming a cohort of Manitoba non-profit leaders keen to strengthen…

  • April 29, 2020
  • Erin
  • Category: Data Management
  • If you use Excel to store data, you know about worksheets and how you can organize information with columns and rows.

    Did you know Excel has a feature that makes your information easier to navigate with a few clicks?

  • April 14, 2020
  • Bohdanna
  • Category: Data Cleaning, Data Management
  • Have you ever wondered what to do with the data you collect or wished you had better data? Do you have paper surveys, spreadsheets and databases that don’t connect with each other?

    We can work with you to develop a system that makes reporting and decision-making easier, including…

  • April 2, 2020
  • Andrew