- Conduct an evaluation stakeholder assessment to identify potential stakeholders
- Determine their point of interest
- Identify a role for them to play
- Develop a strategy for engaging them
Identify Evaluation Stakeholders
The best way to prepare for capturing data to manage your coalition is to identify evaluation stakeholders. Involving the right stakeholders can boost your evaluation efforts, helping you collect data that are useful, credible, and relevant. Evaluation stakeholders can contribute in many ways, ranging from serving as reviewers of plans/methods to the actual collection of data. Such stakeholders include individuals that are invested in the program, interested in the results, and play a role in using evaluation results to enhance the program. Common CCC stakeholders include program staff, coalition leadership, local health officials, funders, evaluation professionals with CCC expertise, survivors, and community residents.
To identify stakeholders, you can assign key program staff or establish a committee to conduct an evaluation stakeholder assessment to identify key players in your evaluation. Your assessment should help identify individuals and groups who either have a stake in the evaluation or will use the results, their specific point of interest in the evaluation, the role they can play, and a strategy for engaging them.
- What skills should be represented in our stakeholder evaluation group?
- What roles can they play?
- Who will use the evaluation results?
- How can we engage them?
- What data sources can we use in our evaluation efforts?