In 2011-2012, CHC partnered with Innovation Network to conduct an evaluation of the Leland Program’s first ten years. The evaluation focuses on classes 1-5, which served from 2001-2011. Innovation Network is a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization that provides evaluation consulting, training, research, and online tools for the nonprofit and philanthropic sector.
“The Leland Program is a distinctive fellowship program that offers its participants a unique chance to experience the realities of both field and policy work within the context of global hunger.”
– 2012 Leland Program Evaluation, Innovation Network
Innovation Network’s team worked with Leland Program staff to identify key questions to be answered by the evaluation:
– To what extent has the Leland Fellowship deepened the knowledge, skills, and abilities of participating fellows?
– How has the fellowship influenced the career paths of participating fellows?
– What are the benefits of the fellowship to host organizations?
Innovation Network then developed and administered a survey and interview protocols to collect quantitative and qualitative data from program alumni, field and policy site supervisors, and CHC staff. Findings for each question and recommendations for the Leland Program going forward are summarized in the full evaluation brief. You may also download the executive summary.