This section lists useful resources, from apps to software. If you have any suggestions for things to add, please email us:
If you have suggestions for resources, please submit them using the "Submit a Resource" form below. We will add relevant resources to our website.
Note that we do not endorse any of these resources, nor do we receive any financial compensation from referring to them on our website.

Current Resources


  • American Evaluation Association:
    • The American Evaluation Association’s mission is to improve evaluation practices and methods, increase evaluation use, promote evaluation as a profession, and support the contribution of evaluation to the generation of theory and knowledge about effective human action
  • The Evaluator's Institute at George Washington University:
    • These folks offer classes in Washington, DC (and Atlanta) on evaluation. The courses run from one to five days, and are jam-packed with information.
  • Washington Evaluators:
    • Evaluation group in the Washington, DC area: Members from a diverse mix of federal, state, and local government agencies, universities and educational settings, corporate businesses and independent consulting firms, and nonprofit associations.
  • Federal Evaluators:
  • Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES):
    • Classes at the NIH to spur academic development. We particularly recommend the courses on program evaluation.
  • Office of Planning, Analysis, and Evaluation (OPAE):
    • Evaluation resources from the NIGMS
  • Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE):
  • Better Evaluation:
    • A consortium of evaluators aimed at sharing useful practices within the community
  • The Logic Model Guidebook: Better Strategies for Great Results Link to Amazon page - feel free to look up with another retailer
    • A recommended book on logic modeling from FIRE fellows

Data Visualization

Open Data

  • Open-Data Listserv for Government Employees
    • Anyone with a .gov or .mil email address can join by emailing
    • The message should have no subject and the body should say "subscribe open-data".
  • Project Open Data:
    • The White House developed Project Open Data – this collection of code, tools, and case studies – to help agencies adopt the Open Data Policy and unlock the potential of government data.


These are mobile apps for iPhone, Android, etc.

Special thanks to the following folks who have contributed to these links: Cynthia Hsu, Issel Anne Lim, Sarah Naylor, Carlos Renjifo

FIRE Fotos

Photos from  our events can be found in our Picasa Albums.

FIRE 2014


FIRE 2015

Submit a Resource

Submit a Resource