CD TIG Week: Lessons Learned regarding In-House Research, Evaluation and Learning by Catherine Dun Rappaport

Hi.  My name is Catherine Dun Rappaport.  I am the Vice President of Learning and Impact Measurement at BlueHub Capital.  BlueHub is a national, nonprofit, community development financial institution (CDFI) dedicated to building healthy communities where low-income people live and work.  I used to work in applied evaluation and learning at United Way of Mass …

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CD TIG Week: Evaluation in Partnership with Communities by Audrey Jordan and Tom Kelly

We are Audrey Jordan (evaluation consultant and executive life coach in Southern California at  audreyjordan2012@gmail.com) and Tom Kelly (VP Knowledge, Evaluation & Learning at Hawai‘i Community Foundation at tkelly@hcf-hawaii.org) and we used to work together helping create local learning partnerships of evaluators and community residents in cities across the US as part of a 10-year, …

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CD TIG Week: Evaluation as Tool to Prioritize Community in Community Economic Development Projects by Roman Katsnelson

Hi, I am Roman Katsnelson of KRD Consulting Group in Calgary, Canada. We provide organizational development supports to social good organizations across Canada and the US. As part of our work, we use evaluation practice and evaluation capacity building to amplify collective learning and augment collective efficacy. Why does the work of neighbourhood development and …

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CD TIG Week: Using Evaluation to Guide Foundations on Community Development By Douglas Easterling

I’m Doug Easterling, Ph.D, a faculty member at Wake Forest School of Medicine. For the past 27 years I’ve been immersed in and fascinated by the work that foundations do to promote community-building and community-based problem-solving. I was the Director of Research and Evaluation at The Colorado Trust when the foundation experimented with approaches like …

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CD TIG Week: Lesson Learned from Foundation, Multi-site, and Community-based Organization Evaluation by Tom David

Hi AEA Members! I’m Tom David and I’ve been working in and around “organized” philanthropy for 30 years.   About ten years ago I was asked to advise a large foundation on how to think about evaluating a planned 10-year multi-site, “place-based” initiative. As talking points for a conversation with them, I jotted down the following …

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CD TIG Week: On the Meaning of Change in the Evaluation of Community Change Initiatives by David Chavis

Greetings! I am David Chavis. My path as a student of community change started as a direct action community organizer, and included community development corporation directorships, strategist for organizing thousands of block associations in New York City, professor, evaluator, trainer, consultant, and CEO.  I would like to share what I believe are among the most …

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MIE & La RED TIGs Week: Community Engagement in Evaluation by Grisel Robles-Schrader

Hi I’m Grisel (pronounced Gruh-cell) Robles-Schrader, Director of Evaluation, Stakeholder-Academic Resource Panels (ShARPs), and Director of the Applied Practice Experience at Northwestern University. I am also co-chair of the Latinx Responsive Evaluation Discourse (La RED) TIG. Community engagement evaluation creates “processes for many people in a community to bring their experience, knowledge and dreams to …

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MIE & La RED TIGs Week: The Cultural is Political by Satlaj Dighe

Hi there! I’m Satlaj Dighe, doctoral candidate in Evaluation Studies program at University of Minnesota. Before joining the Ph.D. program, I worked with diverse communities in India and South-east Asia as a health trainer, researcher and community mobilizer. These are my thoughts on how to navigate power and politics working with diverse and multicultural communities. …

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MIE & La RED TIGs Week: No Tricks, Real Talk on Healing Racialized Trauma on the Evaluator’s Path by Geri Peak

Greetings good people, Geri Peak here.  I work to transform ‘selves and systems, countering racism through evaluation, training, facilitation and arts integrated learning with a collaborative of professionals in Baltimore and Beyond. Mindelyn Andeson and I hosted a thinking and healing space inspired by how white privilege, superiority and fragility infringed upon program activities, quality …

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MIE & La RED TIGs Week: Fostering Diversity and Inclusion in AEA Leadership by Eric Barela and Lisa Aponte-Soto

Hello! We are Eric Barela and Lisa Aponte-Soto, AEA Board Members-at-Large and members of the Latinx Responsive Evaluation Discourse (La RED) TIG. Eric is the Director of Measurement & Evaluation at Salesforce.org and Lisa is the Associate Director of Community Engaged Research at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The Latinx population is one of …

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