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The Saguaro Seminar - evaluation of organizations and social capital

This guide is intended to equip you with the tools you need to measure the impact of your program on your community, improve the effectiveness of services delivered, and enable you to claim credit for the community benefits that your organization is creating. The Saguaro Seminar has been undertaking various activities in the realm of measurement, and they provide a (1) Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey, and (2) Social Capital Short-Form that has 5-10 minutes of questions. The central premise of social capital is that social networks have value. Social capital refers to the collective value of all "social networks" (who people know) and the inclinations that arise from these networks to do things for each other ("norms of reciprocity"). The project focuses on expanding what we know about our levels of trust and community engagement and on developing strategies and efforts to increase this engagement.


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