Welcome back to the Demonstrating Value Blog!

Things have been quiet on the blog for the past few weeks, but behind the scenes we’ve been busier than ever. Now after a brief hiatus, we’re back to sharing news and stories on evaluation and impact, and discussing the tools, resources and information you need to tell your organizational story and communicate the value of your work.

Read on to learn about the exciting projects on-the-go at Demonstrating Value

A New Website for Demonstrating Value

Since we’re constantly evolving our Demonstrating Value tools and resources, we decided it was time to evolve our website as well. We’ve made our new website easier to navigate, so you can quickly have access to the information you need. Our new website features include:

•    An easy-to-read library of tools and resources with highlighted downloadable files and external links
•    A collection of snapshot templates and examples
•    An overview of current DV projects
•    A homepage featuring current news and events

A preview of the new Demonstrating Value website

Do you have any feedback about our new website? We want to hear it! Let us know your thoughts about the new Demonstrating Value website.

A New Resource for Farmers’ Markets

Take a stroll through a farmers’ market on a sunny morning and it’s easy to see: the business of selling locally produced products and food items is booming. Popular movements like the 100 mile diet have brought local food suppliers to the forefront of our attention – even restaurants and grocery stores are choosing to buy local. As a result, farmers’ markets have become the preferred choice for fresh and nutritious food items.

This summer, we’ve been working with farmers’ markets across BC in a project to develop a Demonstrating Value resource that will help them monitor their performance, communicate what they do and make informed planning decisions for the future. With UBC graduate student Annie Lambla leading the project, things are well underway. Annie’s been busy traveling across BC to work with individual farmers’ market managers, helping determine what farmers’ markets need to know and show about the role that markets play in building the local community and economy.  

This resource is being developed in partnership with the BC Association of Farmers’ Markets, who will use the data collected to tell a compelling story about farmers’ markets across the province. Learn more about the Farmers’ Market Impact Toolkit project.

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