All about AEA365 by Elizabeth Grim & Liz DiLuzio

Hi from your AEA365 curators! We are Lead Curator, Elizabeth (Liz) DiLuzio, and Volunteer Curator, Elizabeth Grim.

If you’re seeing this blog in your inbox, thank you for being a subscriber of AEA365! We are so glad you are part of this learning community. Keeping with the theme of #Eval21, we want to take a moment to look back at the history and future of the blog.

What is AEA365?

AEA365 is sponsored by the American Evaluation Association (AEA) and is a daily blog dedicated to highlighting Hot Tips, Cool Tricks, Rad Resources, and Lessons Learned for evaluators. You can find an archive of over 4,000 blog posts written by more than 2,500 contributors by vising the website, searchable by keywords and Topical Interest Groups.

When did AEA365 start?

AEA365 was conceptualized by AEA Executive Director Emeritus Susan Kistler and John LaVelle as a way to continue learning and discussion among the evaluation community between conferences, TIG groups, and association newsletters. AEA365 officially launched on January 1, 2010 with the goal of featuring a post a day from and for evaluators around the globe.

Who manages AEA365?

Originally the blog was managed by Susan Kistler and John LaVelle, working tirelessly to fill the individual 365 slots per year. The list of curators and volunteers grew to include Michelle Baron, June Gothberg, Liz Zadnick, Sara Vaca, Samantha Grant, and of course Sheila B. Robinson who dedicated 8.5 years to curating AEA365. Elizabeth (Liz) DiLuzio is the current Lead Curator and Elizabeth Grim is the new volunteer curator.

How can I write for AEA365?

Anyone interested in evaluation can write for AEA365. This is a space to share new ideas, resources, or approaches regardless of how long you have been in the field.

Writing for AEA365 has become a highlight for many evaluators in our community. Because of this, we often fill the content calendar well in advance. Most of the content is through sponsored weeks. This is when Topical Interest Groups (TIGs), Local AEA Affiliates, and other evaluation groups sign up for a week during the year. Each group is then responsible for coordinating 7 blog posts for their week. We also reserve a few weeks a year for individual contributors so that a diverse group of voices can be featured, regardless of TIG or Affiliate membership.

If you are interested in contributing to the AEA365 blog, or want to recommend someone to contribute, please review the contribution guidelines and contact Elizabeth (Liz) DiLuzio, the lead AEA365 curator, at aea365@eval.org. We are already scheduling into 2022 so reach out today!

Who do you want to hear from on the blog? What topics do you want to hear more about? Share in the comments or send us a message!


Do you have questions, concerns, kudos, or content to extend this aea365 contribution? Please add them in the comments section for this post on the aea365 webpage so that we may enrich our community of practice. Would you like to submit an aea365 Tip? Please send a note of interest to aea365@eval.org . aea365 is sponsored by the American Evaluation Association and provides a Tip-a-Day by and for evaluators. The views and opinions expressed on the AEA365 blog are solely those of the original authors and other contributors. These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of the American Evaluation Association, and/or any/all contributors to this site.

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