Elizabeth Grim

Learning about New Orleans by Elizabeth Grim

Hello! This is AEA365 curator, Elizabeth Grim, writing to you during the week of Evaluation 2022: (Re)shaping Evaluation Together (#Eval22).   As I think about reshaping and reimagining evaluation, I believe it is important to understand the history of the spaces and places we are working. Eval22 is being held in New Orleans, which has Indigenous, …

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Creating More Inclusive Conference Spaces by Elizabeth Grim

Greetings, evaluation friends! Elizabeth Grim here. Founder of Elizabeth Grim Consulting and Curator of AEA365. It’s conference season! This week, some readers may be traveling to New Orleans to gather with our fellow evaluators at the American Evaluation Association (AEA) conference, while others might be in Boston for the American Public Health Association (APHA) conference. …

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Evaluation 2022 Feedback in Evaluation Working Group Week: Three Ways We See Feedback Accelerating Equitable Evaluation by Lymari Benitez and Katie Smith Milway

Lymari Benitez of Pace Center for Girls here, with my coauthor Katie Smith Milway of MilwayPLUS social impact advisors. Through our experience and research across 15 nonprofits and evaluation experts committed to blending feedback measures with empirical evidence, we are learning that feedback not only helps us improve programs, but also influences participant engagement and …

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Evaluation 2022 Feedback in Evaluation Working Group Week: Indigenizing Evaluation by Brittany Schulman

My name is Brittany Schulman, and I’m the Vice President of Indigenous Leadership & Educational Programs at Native Americans in Philanthropy. As an enrolled citizen of the Waccamaw Siouan Tribe, a traditional storyteller, and a results-driven educator, I’m committed to ensuring that Indigenous values are not only included but at the forefront in every conversation. …

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Evaluation 2022 Feedback in Evaluation Working Group Week: D@^N it! Stop Excluding Us in Evaluation by Kerry Thompson and Melanie Kawano-Chiu

Hi! We are Kerry Thompson, Inclusion & Accessibility Development Manager, and Melanie Kawano-Chiu, Director of Learning & Evaluation, at the Disability Rights Fund/ Disability Rights Advocacy Fund (DRF/DRAF).  We’re data geeks – and so much more.  I, Kerry, am a woman with the most marginalized disability in the world. And, I, Melanie, am a mom …

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Evaluation 2022 Feedback in Evaluation Working Group Week: A Decision-Making Voice for Millions: Humanitarian Programs Gather Feedback from the People They Serve by Melisa Sanmiguel

Greetings evaluators, my name is Melisa Sanmiguel, and I am the information lead at Kuja Kuja, a real-time feedback and accountability system that amplifies communities’ ideas and empowers active participation in the design and implementation of humanitarian services. Since 2016, Kuja Kuja has actively listened to over 2.2 million members of vulnerable communities in seven …

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Evaluation 2022 Feedback in Evaluation Working Group Week: Using Feedback as an Evaluation and Capacity-Building Tool by Dina Wilderson, Pablo Gaxiola, and Jennifer Laird

Hello, we are Dina Wilderson (Director of Learning & Evidence at REDF), Pablo Gaxiola (Director of Reintegration Programs at Goodwill of Silicon Valley), and Jennifer Laird (Senior Researcher at RTI). We’re here today to talk about an evaluation project we collaborated on that included participant feedback as a core component. Our three organizations, in addition …

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Evaluation 2022 Feedback in Evaluation Working Group Week: Examining the Relationship Between Feedback and Outcomes by Penny Huang

Hi. I’m Penny Huang, and I manage the Feedback Research Portfolio at Fund for Shared Insight. Shared Insight has long advocated that creating high-quality, client-focused feedback loops is the “right thing to do.” Its signature initiative, Listen4Good, has demonstrated that feedback is a “feasible thing to do.” Now, we are starting to see the results …

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Evaluation 2022 Feedback in Evaluation Working Group Week: Welcome to Feedback Week! by Britt Lake and Melinda Tuan

Hello, AEA! We are Britt Lake, CEO of Feedback Labs, which seeks to make feedback the norm in aid, philanthropy, nonprofits, and government, and Melinda Tuan, Managing Director of Fund for Shared Insight, a national funder collaborative seeking to improve philanthropy by promoting high-quality listening and feedback in service of equity. Both our organizations are …

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