I was lucky to be able to write a piece for this Summer 2014 SSIR journal with a former co-worker at PEPY/PEPY Tours, Karina Kloos. Karina and I had worked together in 2009 to make Voluntourism101, and have collaborated since on projects and brainstorms around how to further the “social” in the social sector. Karina did her PhD at Stanford, and while there she did extensive research on monitoring and evaluation practices of non-profit organizations. We teamed up on this piece nearly a year ago, working to draw out lessons for how non-profits might reclaim the evaluation conversation.
Check it out and let us know your thoughts! http://www.ssireview.org/articles/entry/lost_in_translation