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Best of aea365 week: Michael Quinn Patton on Using Children’s Stories to Open up Evaluation Dialogues

Greetings colleagues. My moniker is Michael Quinn Patton and I do independent evaluation consulting under the name Utilization-Focused Evaluation, which just happens also to be the title of my main evaluation book, now in its 4th edition. I am a former AEA president. One of the challenges I’ve faced over the years, as many of us do, …

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Michael Quinn Patton on Using Children’s Stories to Open Up Evaluation Dialogues

Greetings colleagues. My moniker is Michael Quinn Patton and I do independent evaluation consulting under the name Utilization-Focused Evaluation, which just happens also to be the title of my main evaluation book, now in its 4th edition. I am a former AEA president. One of the challenges I’ve faced over the years, as many of …

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Lessons Learned from Day-to-Day, Real-Life Evaluation for Small- and Medium-Sized Nonprofits by Maryfrances Porter

I’m Maryfrances Porter, Ph.D., CEO and Founder of Partnerships for Strategic Impact, and one of the ImpactStory coaches. We have spent the last 15+ years coaching, training, and supporting small- to medium-sized nonprofits in telling masterful impact stories. The nonprofits we work with are big enough to care about data, but not big enough to …

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Decolonizing Evaluation Week: Welcome to Decolonizing Evaluation by Sheri Scott and Michael Petillo

Welcome to a week of posts focused on Decolonizing Evaluation.  We are on stolen land. Indigenous peoples are still here.  The American Evaluation Association (AEA) headquarters sit on the unceded ancestral lands of the Nacotchtank (Anacostan) and neighboring Piscataway and Pamunkey peoples. The areas along the Anacostia and Potomac River watersheds, Chesapeake Bay, and the …

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CP TIG Week: How Community Psychology Values Influence Your Evaluation by Sonji Jones, Judah Viola, & Cari Patterson

Greetings! We are Sonji Jones, Judah Viola, and Cari Patterson, affiliated with National Louis University’s Community Psychology doctoral program. We find overlap between core Community Psychology values and those for evaluation. Following are examples of how three core values emblematic of Community Psychology – empowerment, participatory approaches, and social justice – come together in our …

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Decolonizing Evaluation Week: Indigenous Storytelling: Evaluative Opportunity for Cultural Regeneration and Resistance by Persephone Hooper Lewis

First, I’d like to introduce myself. My name is Persephone Hooper Lewis. I am a citizen of the Yomba Band of Shoshone Indians. The land that we now call home was historically our Springtime place. It is high in the mountains, nestled in the pines, smells of Behoveh (Great Basin Sagebrush) year-round, and is nourished …

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LaRED TIG Week: Chocolate Cake Making: How the Mission Promise Neighborhood implements the Collective Impact Approach as a recipe to achieve results by Liz Cortez

(Spanish version)  Hi, I’m Liz Cortez, Associate Director of the Mission Promise Neighborhood (MPN) Initiative at the Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) in the Mission District of San Francisco, CA. My career has always focused on advancing social justice by working with communities of color to improve outcomes in financial stability and education. I am …

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Letting Go of White Solidarity: Questioning and Rearranging Cultural Value by Martha A. Brown

I am Martha Brown, president of RJAE Consulting. As I grow in my understanding of how white supremacy manifests in myself and the world, it becomes more evident in my arts evaluation work. My story concerns a program evaluation in an art museum. Art museums are known white spaces; the American Alliance of Museums reported …

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CP TIG Week: About Evaluating Health Promotion Efforts by LaShaune P. Johnson

Howdy, 365ers!   My name is LaShaune P. Johnson, I am faculty at Creighton University and the founder of Estella Lucia Evaluation, LLC.  I have a passion for health promotion, particularly among families of color.  I have been a researcher and evaluator for projects on African American breast cancer, childhood obesity, adolescent sexual health, and Muslim …

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Memorial Week in Evaluation: The classic Nothing as Practical as Good Theory by Carol H. Weiss by Sharon Rallis

This is a post in the series commemorating pioneering evaluation publications in conjunction with Memorial Day in the USA (May 28). My name is Sharon Rallis, a former AEA President and editor of the American Journal of Evaluation. Carol Weiss was a pioneering sociologist and program evaluator who helped create the field of evaluation. She was my …

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