Saying good-bye to #Eval19 by Sheila B Robinson

Greetings evaluator friends and colleagues! I’m Sheila B Robinson, AEA365 Lead Curator and sometimes Saturday contributor, coming to you on Friday this time, and already starting to reflect on Evaluation 2019 as it nears its close. Many of us arrived in Minneapolis, MN for pre-conference workshops on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday, and others streamed in …

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Silence is Golden – How to find stillness in the chaos by Melissa Chapman Haynes and the MNEA Board of Directors

Welcome to Day 1 of Evaluation 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota from the Minnesota Evaluation Association, a local affiliate of the American Evaluation Association. I am Melissa Chapman Haynes here with the MNEA Board of Directors. Minnesota is proud of its strong evaluation community and we are celebrating the convergence of the evaluation world in our …

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Inspiring data excitement at Evaluation 2019 by Tia Bastian and Carolina De La Rosa Mateo

Hi! We are Tia Bastian and Carolina De La Rosa Mateo at Professional Data Analysts (PDA), a public health evaluation firm based in Minneapolis, MN. We look forward to meeting many of you at the annual AEA conference this week! Have you ever had that feeling of sheer giddiness when you get your first peek …

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A place for solitude, community, and healing for attendees who identify as Indigenous, Black, and People of Color (IBPOC) at Evaluation 2019! by Elizabeth Taylor-Schiro/Bidabinikwe, Leah Peoples, Geri Lynn Peak, Ivan Lopez, Vidhya Shanker, and Dane Verret

Happy Evaluation 2019! This post, and the space that it discusses, were created collaboratively by and on behalf of members of the evaluation community who have experienced exclusion and harm in professional spaces and in cooperation with AEA: Elizabeth Taylor-Schiro/Bidabinikwe of AEA’s IPE TIG and the Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center; Leah Peoples of the …

A place for solitude, community, and healing for attendees who identify as Indigenous, Black, and People of Color (IBPOC) at Evaluation 2019! by Elizabeth Taylor-Schiro/Bidabinikwe, Leah Peoples, Geri Lynn Peak, Ivan Lopez, Vidhya Shanker, and Dane Verret Read More »

National Native American Heritage Month and Active Reflection During Evaluation 2019 by Elizabeth Taylor-Schiro

Aaniin indinawemaaganag! (Hello colleagues/relatives!) I’m Elizabeth Taylor-Schiro, a Doctoral student in Evaluation Studies at the University of Minnesota, Health Educator/Evaluator at Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center, and Program Co-Chair for the Indigenous Peoples in Evaluation TIG.  I hope this post finds you amidst safe travels to brisk Minnesota (seriously, bring a warm jacket) or enjoying …

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#Eval19: Enjoy YOUR learning and help extend opportunities for OUR learning! by Sheila B Robinson

Hello AEA365-ers! We’re coming up on an exciting week – Evaluation 2019 in Minneapolis, MN. I’m Sheila B Robinson, Lead Curator and sometimes Saturday contributor, and I have a favor to ask… The 1960s television show Mission Impossible always began with the line “Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is…” Well, today, I …

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SIM TIG Week: Evaluators: You’re Invited To The Social Impact Party! by Jane Reisman and Leah Goldstein Moses

Hello! We’re Jane Reisman, Social Impact Advisor and Founder and Senior Advisor of ORS Impact, a measurement, evaluation and strategy firm, and Leah Goldstein Moses, Founder & CEO of The Improve Group, a social enterprise and evaluation, research, and strategic planning consulting firm. We have been active in AEA’s Social Impact Measurement TIG, so we’ve …

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SIM TIG Week: Evaluation And Impact Investing: Webinar Series Explores Using Evaluative Thinking in Social Finance And Impact Investing by John Sherman

I’m John Sherman, co-founder and senior managing director of pfc social impact advisors and incoming program co-chair of the Social Impact Measurement TIG. pfc helps the social impact field—investors, philanthropists, and social change agents—do good, better. Rad Resource: Aware of the tremendous opportunity for evaluators to engage impact investors, the AEA SIM TIG launched a …

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SIM TIG Week: Listening To Each Other: Achieving Impact Through The Private Sector In Emerging Markets by Debby Nixon Williams, Alyna Wyatt and Alisee de Tonnac

We are Debby Nixon Williams and Alyna Wyatt (Social Impact Measurement specialists at economics-based consulting firm Genesis Analytics) and Alisee de Tonnac, of Seedstars Global, an Impact Investor and business incubator supporting high-growth entrepreneurs in emerging economies. Over the last few months, we have been working together to develop a Theory of Change, corresponding indicators, …

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