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Telling Tales (a good thing) by Anna
July 5, 2011, 9:59 am
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The use of story-telling techniques for M&E has gained momentum as in recent years, as organizations and programs seek to gauge program outcomes and impact in complex environments with diverse stakeholders and influences.  The following article in the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Storytelling Project Turns Anecdotes Into Useful Data, tells of Global Giving’s mainstreaming of story-telling techniques for M&E and the use of Cognitive Edge’s SenseMaker software to provide a user-friendly tool to categorize and analyze the stories in a systematic manner.  If you’re interested in learning more, check out their Website, http://www.globalgiving.org/story-tools/, for a very compelling overview of these tools and methods in action.

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