Data and Evaluation Training Resources

Communities Count updates this page with the materials used during our workshops we hold to support organizational data and evaluation capacity. If you would like to review content from previously held workshops, please download the documents below.

If you have any questions regarding these trainings or if you would like technical assistance related to data and evaluation, you can reach us at

Evaluation Planning

This training covers an overview of how to plan a program evaluation including:

  • Why evaluation matters

  • Evaluation methods

  • Creating an evaluation plan

  • How to decide what data to collect


Process Evaluation

This introduction to process evaluation covers methods for programs to identify how things are working, what are barriers and successes and what needs improvement.

  • How process evaluations differ from other evaluations

  • Data collection: what method when

  • What is a good survey/focus group question

  • Data collection planning and follow-up

  • Analyzing and interpreting findings