A Unique, Multidisciplinary Model for Assimilating Measurement and Evaluation Processes in the Third Sector/ Dr. Haia Jamshy (Shahaf Foundation), Keren Dvir (Szold institute)
In this document we are interested in presenting a work model for assimilating a measurement and evaluation system for third sector organizations. The model relates to third sector bodies that fund groups operating in the field and that want to assess those groups’ activity, as well as that of the entire organization. A measurement and evaluation system in such cases is complex, and requires a common work model among the funding body, the field organizations and those conducting the research and evaluation.
Urban Renewal - Hadar Neighborhood in Haifa:
a. Understand and conceptualize the special conditions that enabled change in the neighborhood (identify conditions for success).
b. Define and examine indicators for the neighborhood’s renewal: Indicators that reflect the changes that have occurred in Hadar – from physical conditions to the residents’ and community’s feelings.
c. Create a database that will constitute a basis for a future point of comparison for the neighborhood’s renewal.
d. Understand the social action communities’ part in the process of change.
e. Develop a model for evaluating urban growth/renewal, for the purpose of future research.
Evaluation of Shahaf Communities - Henrietta Szold Institute, ordered by the Shahaf Foundation, 2012
The study included a model for assessing the characteristics of the young communities, examination of the various types of communities and examination of the activities of the communities, their influence on Israel society and the “secret of their success.”
Evaluation of Urban Garinim - The Zofnat Institute, ordered by the Housing Ministry and the Ministry for the Development of the Negev and the Galilee, 2012
This study made use of the following primary evaluation measures: community expansion and internal strength, extent of activity in the community as expressed by budget size and number of activities, characteristics of the activities of the communities and their influence in the areas of education, welfare, public agenda, immigration, etc.
Development of an inter-community space for the young communities in Jerusalem – Dr. Orna Shemer, 2013.
The study evaluated the activities of the Urban Model in Jerusalem, which is supported by the Shahaf Foundation. As part of the model, young communities from different backgrounds work together with the goal of finding solutions for the major problems of the city. Urban Models also exist in Lod, Beer Sheva and Haifa.
Conceptualization of young communities' perspective on community – summary of study process, Dr. Orna Shemer, 2013.
The report summarizes a study process which sought to conceptualize perspectives on community in the various spaces of the young communities, in order to define and clarify the various aspects that arise from these concepts, for both the members of the communities and their partners.
Evaluation Research Report: the Educators’ Community Program - The Zofnat Institute, ordered by the Shahaf Foundation and Ashalim-JDC Israel, 2012.
The study evaluated a joint initiative of the Shahaf Foundation and Ashalim-JDC Israel, in which young communities developed unique solutions for at-risk youth. Five communities from five different towns participated in the program: Dimona, Or Akiva, Afula, Migdal HaEmek and Haifa, all of which developed programs specifically for at-risk youth over a period of three years.