Filtered by: Monitoring <Back to previous page Accountability in providing food aidA pilot project in Zimbabwe Bible study: Knowing and sharing our impactWith God’s help, churches and Christian organisations are doing great, important work. Sharing what has worked well and the lessons we have learnt can help others to grow. Creating positive changeWe want to see communities and individuals transformed and flourishing. But how can we help bring this about? What will it look like? And how can we assess whether or not we are making progress towards this goal? EditorialWith this, our fortieth issue, we celebrate ten years of Footsteps. Much has changed in that time concerning the production of Footsteps. However, we have remained true to our original ideals of providing a source of practical encouragement from a Christian perspective to development workers around the world and we thank God for his continued blessing on this work. Footsteps and its readersJust as the survey has provided us with a fascinating picture of you, our readers, many of you have asked for more information about Footsteps and Tear Fund! These few pages give an introduction to Footsteps and to what our readers think of it. Getting the most out of a surveyA survey is a great way to capture a large amount of data. Unfortunately, surveys are often not as effective as they could be because of poorly worded questions. Help! I haven’t done a baseline surveyHow can we measure whether something has changed? First, we need to know what the situation was like at the start. But what if you have already started your project? How to get genuine feedbackIt is vital to get honest feedback from the people who are benefiting from our projects. This helps us to know what is working well and what needs to be changed. Keeping a good recordThinking in advance about how to collect and store data can save us much frustration and many hours’ work afterwards. Looking back at our steps1985 First issue of Footsteps to Health produced by the Editor, Joy Poppé. 1,000 copies printed and sent to Tearfund partners around the world. A further seven issues edited by Joy before she leaves to work in Nepal. Myanmar Baptist ConventionEvaluating their impact The Myanmar Baptist Convention was formed in 1865 and is the largest Christian organisation in Myanmar. It works with 16 regional language conventions around the country. Project Monitoringby Jerry Adams. What do we mean by project monitoring? It means to keep a careful check of project activities over a period of time. Successful SWOTSWOT stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. It is a way of looking at organisations, programmes or projects. A SWOT exercise can help to provide new ideas about your work by identifying factors that influence it, both now and in the future. This exercise often works best in a mixed group with people from different areas and levels inside and outside the organisation.