Evaluation is a process that critically examines a program. It involves collecting and analyzing information about a program's activities, characteristics and outcomes. Its purpose is to make judgments about a program, to improve its effectiveness and/or to inform programming decisions.
The Wildlife Management Institute (WMI) Evaluation Tools below are developed specifically for skills training/learn-to-hunt seminars and training hunt programs. However, the information contained within these tools can be modified to fit most conservation related programs.
Video Resource: Diving in to Evaluations (YouTube)
Does your organization have an R3 program that you would like to have assistance with tracking and evaluating on?
Let us know, we are happy to help. Available services:
- Online Registration (Event Manager)
- Online Pre, Post and Follow-Up Surveys
- License Purchase & Basic Program Analysis
- Results Chain Development
Contact Megan Wisecup or Rachel Ladd if you are interested in trying out one of our available services.
Many organizations are unaware of the kinds of benefits using focus groups can have. Focus groups are often used in order to gain a better insight into different behaviors and opinions of customers regarding products, brands and services. They are typically helpful when you are looking to reach a new target audience, making changes to or establishing the brand of your organization or creating a new program or service.
Below is a questionnaire template we developed to help get you started. If you conduct any focus groups and are willing to share the results we would love to see them. We are in the process of wrapping up some additional focus groups this Spring targeting millennials (young professionals and college age students) and will be compiling a report with the results that will be made available to our partners early this summer. Any additional results we can gather to include in our final report will help us all better understand this target audience.
Focus Group Questionnaire Template
Please submit any completed questionnaires or a summary of the results gathered to Rachel Ladd.