Partnership Evaluation Tools

Considering and Developing Your Organization’s Research Purpose

This document includes some background on how to develop your organization’s research purpose and four examples of community organizations or coalitions and their unique approach to defining and incorporating research into their organization. Building an organization’s capacity to consider, develop and research priorities are important first steps to be ready to conduct or participate in research.

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Assessing your Organization’s Research Environment and Capacity

This document includes three items to help CBOs to assess and better understand how their organization perceives, uses, thinks about research: 1) Discussion questions for organization staff/stakeholders, 2) Assessment tool to be completed by organization staff, and 3) SWOT Analysis framework. It may be helpful for CBOs to consider and discuss the organization’s research environment and capacity as a foundation for considering next steps. Also think about who at your organization should be involved in answering these questions/completing these tools: Leadership staff? Front line staff? Board/stakeholders? clients/community members?

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Developing a Research Action Plan

Developing an action plan for your organization may help the process of incorporating and embedding research or community-based participatory research (CBPR) into your organization. This document includes a step by step guide on how to develop and maintain and action plan, a template action plan, and some sample goals/objectives. Related Directory Resources: Assessing Your Organizational Research Environment, Considering/Developing Your Organization’s Research Purpose

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