Outcome Harvesting Week: What is Outcome Harvesting? Barbara Klugman, Heather Britt and Heidi Schaeffer

            Hello, we are your blog series hosts, Barbara Klugman, Heather Britt and Heidi Schaeffer, colleagues of Ricardo Wilson-Grau, the originator of Outcome Harvesting.  Ricardo mentored and inspired many members of the AEA community.  Sadly, he passed away on December 31, 2018. This series of posts on Outcome Harvesting is …

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Creating Mobile-Friendly Content for Social Media by Jayne Corso

Hi my name is Jayne Corso and I am the Community Manager for AEA. 79 percent of smartphone owners check their device within 15 minutes of waking, according to Smart Insights. Many of you are probably guilty of this trend, which will continue to evolve in 2018. This means that social media content needs to be tailored …

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STEM TIG Week: Catalysts of Change: Out-of-School Time STEM Programs for Underrepresented Youth by Shetay Ashford-Hanserd, Garima Bansal, and Rosio Pedroso

During AEA’s annual conference, Evaluation 2018, we facilitated a 45-minute think tank session entitled “Catalysts of Change: Out-of-School Time STEM Programs for Underrepresented Youth,” which was featured in the STEM Topical Interest Group (TIG) track.  We aimed to share our experiences with out-of-school time STEM programs for underrepresented youth during the formation, implementation, and evaluation …

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STEM TIG Week: Tips for evaluating equity-focused STEM education programs that have good intentions but mixed results by Elizabeth Pierson, Sophia Mansori, Jamie Kynn, and Sara Greller

Hello, we are Elizabeth Pierson, Sophia Mansori, Jamie Kynn, and Sara Greller from Education Development Center. Our research and evaluation work in STEM education brought us together for a panel presentation at AEA 2018 in Cleveland where we discussed the potential disconnects between a program’s equity and access goals and its implementation approaches. With a …

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STEM TIG Week: Parallels of Evaluation and Project Management by Robin Taylor, Erin Burr, and Ann Martin

We’re Robin Taylor (RTRES Consulting), Erin Burr (ORAU), and Ann Martin (ORAU) and over the years our evaluation work has focused on STEM education and workforce development programs. Each of us have familiarity with project management (PM) and have worked on numerous projects that have required adjustment of our evaluation approaches, PM styles, and the …

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STEM TIG Week: Speaking Truth to Power in Three NSF Evaluation Contexts by Ayesha Boyce, Adeyemo Adetogun, Cherie Avent, and Grettel Arias Orozco

Hi, we’re Ayesha Boyce, assistant professor and Adeyemo Adetogun, Cherie Avent, and Grettel Arias Orozco, graduate students at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. Together we conduct research within and evaluate three National Science Foundation (NSF) projects: 1) a Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Program (S-STEM) at a Minority Serving Institution, 2) a …

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STEM TIG Week: Defying Stereotype Narratives on who can do STEM: Lessons from a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) by John Chikwem, Toks Fashola, Kevin Favor, and Monica Mitchell

Greetings AEA Colleagues! When we learned of the 2019 AEA conference theme, Speaking Truth to Power, we instantly knew our evaluative work with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) held meaningful resonance. Our team includes: John Chikwem (jchikwem@lincoln.edu) – NSF PI Lincoln University of Pennsylvania; Toks Fashola – American University; Kevin Favor (kfavor@lincoln.edu) – Lincoln …

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STEM TIG Week: Building capacity of STEM evaluators: The landscape of people and resources in the field by Sophia Mansori, Tracy McMahon, Evangeline Ambat, and Leslie Goodyear

Hi, we are Sophia Mansori, Tracy McMahon, Evangeline Ambat, and Leslie Goodyear from Education Development Center, along with Alexis Kaminsky from Kaminsky Consulting. Welcome to AEA365 STEM TIG week! Our posts this week each feature a presentation or session that was held in the STEM Education and Training TIG program track at Evaluation 2018. This …

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When to Post on Social Media – and Does It Matter? by Jessica Byrnes

Hi, I’m Jessica Byrnes, and I’m a member of the AEA marketing team. Did you know that there’s a science to receiving maximum engagement on your social content? It’s true! Capturing your audience’s attention often comes down to timing – when you choose to hit send on your posts. So, what are the best hours …

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Strengthening the Field of Philanthropic Evaluation by Clare Nolan and Meg Long by Clare Nolan and Meg Long

We are Clare Nolan, Co-Founder of Engage R+D, and Meg Long, President, of Equal Measure. As leaders of evaluation firms dedicated to working with social sector organizations to deepen their impact, we recognize the importance of network strategies as a way to advance field development and learning. At the recent 2018 AEA conference, we convened …

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