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How to Start a Wealth-Building Ministry at Your Church

In disadvantaged communities, economic instability makes it difficult for many to access important financial knowledge. Without this information, people cannot lift themselves up and grow their wealth. And if the people are …

Dean Issacharoff: A Turncoat in the Israeli Defense Forces

This podcast was produced in Snap Judgment, with the support of CRCC’s global project on engaged spirituality. When Dean Issacharoff was a commander in the Israeli Defense Forces, he patrolled the Palestinian …

Makvala Margoshvili: Preserving Culture in Georgia’s Pankisi Valley

This article was originally published in Mashallah News, with the support of CRCC’s global project on engaged spirituality.  “We become a reflection of God, and ask to deserve paradise after death.”  Mohamad …

Edmund Kaszibuloh Koroma: The Savior of Sierra Leone’s Child Soldiers

This article was originally published in TRTWorld, with the support of CRCC’s global project on engaged spirituality.  It is an old story, 19 years old in fact. In 2000, on May 26, …

Murray Center Impact Summit 2019: Learn. Connect. Grow.

The USC Cecil Murray Center for Community Engagement is looking forward to a spectacular summit with you and a few special guests. The goal of our Impact Summit is three-fold:  Learn. Connect. …

Celebrating Rev. Cecil Murray, His 90 Years of Life and the Love That He Has Shown Us All

Below are the remarks CRCC Executive Director Brie Loskota gave at Rev. Cecil L. Murray‘s 90th birthday celebration. The first time I met Rev. Murray was just after it was announced that …

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 …