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Save the Date: Monitoring & Evaluation Webinar

The USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture will host a webinar on Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) for grantees of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation’s Catholic Sisters Initiative. This webinar will be …

Indicators for Catholic Sisters Initiative Strategy 2018-2022

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation’s 2018-2022 strategy for the Catholic Sisters Initiative supports Catholic sisters to become recognized as global leaders in sustainable human development. The USC Center for Religion and Civic …

Monitoring and Evaluation Definitions

Below are definitions of key terms used in Monitoring and Evaluation, along with examples relevant to the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation’s Catholic Sisters Initiative 2018-2022 strategy.  You can also download a document …

Catholic Sisters Initiative Strategy 2018-2022

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation’s 2018-2022 strategy for the Catholic Sisters Initiative supports Catholic sisters to become recognized as global leaders in sustainable human development. The USC Center for Religion and Civic …

Getting Started with Monitoring and Evaluation

What is Monitoring and Evaluation? Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) is a process by which an organization learns about how well their programs run and how to improve performance and achieve results. According …

Catholic Sisters in Nigeria: A Case Study

Introduction Unique Role of Sisters This case study seeks to illuminate the unique role that Catholic sisters play in Nigerian society and the communities they serve. It also highlights why it is …

Catholic Sisters in Zambia: A Case Study

Introduction Unique Role of Catholic Sisters This case study seeks to illuminate the unique role that Catholic sisters play in Zambian society and the communities they serve. It also highlights why it …

US Catholic Sisters: Overview of Domestic Human Development Interventions

Introduction The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation’s Catholic Sisters Initiative launched its first five-year strategy in 2013. As the measurement, evaluation and learning (MEL) partner of the Sisters Initiative, the Center for Religion …

Developing the Capacity for Monitoring and Evaluation

As you create an M&E plan and system, it is helpful to consider your capacity, including leadership, staffing and competencies, data management systems and financial resources. Measure Evaluation offers a set of …

Monitoring and Evaluation Software

The following Monitoring and Evaluation software options may benefit your organization. DELTA: https://www.delta-suivi-evaluation.com/index-.html Sopact: https://www.sopact.com/monitoring-evaluation-and-learning DHIS2 (open source): https://www.dhis2.org/about Logalto: https://www.logalto.com/en/ DevResults: https://www.devresults.com/ ToloData: https://www.toladata.com/ Mobenzi: https://www.mobenzi.com/ M&E Online: https://www.ubsgroup.me/ ActivityInfo: https://www.activityinfo.org/ …

How do I hire an M&E consultant or agency?

It is important to locate and hire a M&E staff member who fully meet your needs and, ultimately, increases the quality of your M&E programming. This guide by Catholic Relief Services (CRS) …

Catholic Sisters in Uganda: A Case Study

Introduction Unique Role of Catholic Sisters This case study seeks to illuminate the unique role that Catholic sisters play in Ugandan society and the communities they serve. It also highlights why it …

Signs of Vitality: An Exploratory Study of Four Congregations of Women Religious in Southern California

Introduction AT FIRST GLANCE, the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles may seem like a vision from another era. Their motherhouse is a half-block property in a quiet …

Nurturing Vitality: An Exploratory Study of Long-term Planning Among US Religious Congregations

Introduction In 1912, four German Pallottine Missionary sisters missed a trans-Atlantic trip that they had scheduled on the Titanic, instead taking the next boat to the United States. With “God watching over …

Times Free Press: Loskota on Role of Presidential Religious Advisers

Why are presidents allowed to have spiritual advisers? The Chattanooga Times Free Press published an explainer about the constitutionality of spiritual advisers. The story quotes CRCC Executive Director Brie Loskota about the …

Podcast: Walking Through an Unbalanced World with Brie Loskota

CRCC’s Executive Director Brie Loskota was interviewed on IndoctriNation, a podcast “covering cults, manipulators, and protecting yourself from systems of control.” She shared her perspective about leadership and change-making, based on her …

Murray Center Wishes Mark Whitlock Great Success on New Pastoral Assignment

The USC Cecil Murray Center for Community Engagement and the Center for Religion and Civic Culture will miss the immense contributions that Mark Whitlock has made to our collective endeavors. Mark first …

RNS: Richard Flory on Christian Nationalists

An emerging group of leaders are combining conservative Christianity and nationalism. Religion News Service wrote about Michael O’Fallon, the CEO of Sovereign Nations and owner of Sovereign Cruises and Events LLC, which …

A nascent #ChurchToo movement could improve gender equality in the black church

This article was originally published by the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences.  By Susan Bell The first advice the Reverend Najuma Smith-Pollard gives male pastors is not to use …

Census 2020: Facts, Fictions and Faith

What is the census? The census is a counting of all residents in the United States. Our constitution mandates that we do a census every 10 years, and that it be used …