Is your program working? How do you know?

Dr. Robin LaBarbera
4 min readMar 3, 2022

How do you know that your program is effective in meeting the needs of the community you serve? This is perhaps the most important question a nonprofit can answer for themselves, for the people their program serves, and for the donors who support their work.

The best way to answer this question is to understand, measure, and communicate the value of your program with an evaluation.

Dr. Robin LaBarbera

Program evaluation professional helping leaders develop data-driven strategies and plans to maximize community impact. Email me at