Use DoView to prove your impact and convince your funders:
Show that you're measuring what's important, not just what's easy to measure. Put indicators next to the boxes they measure and show what you are, and just as importantly what you are not, measuring.
Prove to your funders and others that you're totally clear about the logic of how you're going to achieve outcomes. Do this by putting boxes into your DoView model for each outcome and the steps leading to it.*
*Get your funders and others even more excited by putting the evidence supporting links between steps and outcomes in notes behind boxes and links in DoView. Get your DoView peer reviewed by experts to prove that there's a really robust logic behind what you're trying to do.
Find indicators faster because you can immediately locate them just by asking: 'can I measure this box' within your DoView model.
Get credit from funders and others by quickly communicating to them why you're measuring what you're measuring.
Deal with the pressure to be 'outcomes-focused' by clearly communicating your outcomes and how you are measuring them.
Show funders you're serious about attempting to robustly measure your impact by mapping your evaluation questions onto your model.
Show you fully understand the logic of your intervention
Put boxes in your DoView model representing your outcomes and all the steps needed to make them happen. Prove to your funders and others that your logic is evidence-based by entering evidence in notes under links and then get you DoView peer reviewed. More on drawing an Outcomes DoView.
Put indicators onto your DoView
Show you're measuring what's important, not just what's easy to measure, by putting indicators next to the boxes that they measure. This lets you show what you are, and are not, measuring.
Put evaluation questions onto your DoView
Sort out your evaluation questions by putting them onto the DoView next to the boxes they focus on. Identify which are implementation evaluation questions - just aimed at improving program implementation. Also identify which are impact evaluation questions - aimed at proving whether your program is having an attributable effect on high-level outcomes. See more information on working out which impact evaluation designs you should use.
Work-up monitoring and evaluation projects to provide information on your indicators and to answer evaluation questions
Document your monitoring and evaluation projects within your DoView file. A single evaluation project can provide information on more than one indicator or evaluation question.
Report your monitoring and evaluation results back directly onto your DoView
If you report your results back onto your DoView, this information can then be fed directly back into the next round of your planning using the same DoView. This means you are developing a true 'learning organization'.
Don't waste any more time using and updating multiple files regarding documenting your monitoring and evaluation work
Use your single DoView file to:
Make presentations about your monitoring and evaluation.
Control the roll-out of your evaluation.
Maintain a knowledge management overview of all the information about your evaluation in the one place.
Avoiding having to have multiple PowerPoint and Word files which have to be kept up-to-date and aligned.
Answer tricky questions when presenting - with the detailed monitoring and evaluation information just a click away..