An empirical study of how New Zealand Not For Profit organisations are faring in performance management and evaluation
Citation:Lockyer, A. J. (2015, December). An Empirical Study of How New Zealand Not For Profit Organisations Are Faring In Performance Management and Evaluation. Paper presented at World Business, Finance & Management Conference, Rendezvous Grand Hotel, Auckland.
Permanent link to Research Bank record:http://hdl.handle.net/10652/3301
Current research shows Non Profit Organisations (NPOs) do not perform evaluation programmes very well. Research concerning this topic is small and lacks significant depth especially from a New Zealand perspective. More empirical studies are needed to add to the limited knowledge of this topic.This research provides some awareness of the issues the New Zealand Non Profit Sector face in the area of programme evaluation. Some questions this research will address: • What types of evaluation activities are NPOs conducting on a regular basis? • What types of evaluation data do NPOs collect on a regular basis? • How do NPOs collect evaluation data? • Who has primary responsibility for collecting evaluation data? • How are these evaluations funded? • How do NPOs use the evaluation data they collect? • What are the barriers encountered by NPOs when performing programme evaluation? • What are of evaluation capacities of New Zealand NPOs? • Examples of impacts on New Zealand communities due to funding