Evaluating Consensus Organizing as a Community-Level Intervention

Chapter 14

Answer questions 1-3 on page 365 of Ohmer & DeMasi (2009).
1. Why do you think consensus organizing interventions are often complex, with many layers, goals, activities, and outcomes? What makes these interventions more complex than interventions targeted exclusively at individuals and/or families?
2. What aspects of consensus organizing interventions do you believe are the most difficult to evaluate? Why? What strategies do you think would be the most effective to evaluate these aspects of consensus organizing?
3. Why do you think it\’s important to engage key stakeholders inside and outside the neighborhood in developing a theory of change model and a plan to evaluate a consensus organizing intervention? How would engage them?
Include at least one scholarly* reference. References and in-text citations are to be done in correct APA 6th edition style.
Required Texts:
Ohmer, M. L., & DeMasi, K. (2009). Consensus organizing: A community development workbook: A comprehensive guide to designing, implementing, and evaluating community change initiatives. Los Angeles: SAGE. ISBN # 978-1412939836