Rochester Effectiveness Partnership
Rochester Effectiveness Partnership (REP) .began in 1996.
It currently involves 38 partners and 2 associates, including funders,
nonprofit agencies and evaluation consultants (see
Partners List). With
training and coaching from evaluators, REP partners work collaboratively
to determine and improve the effectiveness of their work.
identified a critical niche in Greater Rochester that was not being filled: providing
in-depth, high-quality training followed by consistent coaching that is enduring
enough to result in significant practice changes for funders and service
providers. In addition, REP
periodically offers one-time learning opportunities that help move the broader
community of funders and service providers forward in thinking more clearly
about our work and focusing on effectiveness.
REP has also created a unique model for collaboration, one that
enables funders, providers and evaluation professionals to become true partners,
benefiting from each other’s knowledge and skills.
uses participatory evaluation as its primary learning vehicle.
This approach actively engages staff in working with a professional evaluator.
REP partners (both funders and nonprofits) improve the effectiveness of their
organizations, and collaboratives their organizations work within, by learning
to design, conduct and use the results of evaluations, increasing their skills
in developing and implementing program plans, evaluating outcomes, and refining
programs to strengthen results. Participatory evaluation enhances staff’s
ability to assess their work continually and reshape their plans and programs
Sample of Accomplishments and Lessons Learned
1999 a national study funded by the Knight Foundation identified REP as
one of the two most promising initiatives of its type in the country.
During Phase 3 (January, 2001 - December, 2003), at the request of its current partners and others throughout the region, REP is broadening the reach of its “learning community” in order to maximize the effectiveness of dollars, time, and other resources provided by funders and nonprofits for the benefit of our citizens.
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