Elizabeth DiLuzio

Reflex or Reflection: Three Lessons for Evaluators Amid COVID-19 by Martena Reed

Hey there! I’m Martena Reed, Research Associate at the Urban Institute where I study community engagement and solutions for homelessness. I’m interested in and always exploring ways to thread equity into the methods we use to understand implementation and outcomes of social change efforts. As shelter-in-place orders are being implemented across the country, we as …

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Contactless Evaluation – (in Times of COVID-19) by Vardhani Ratnala

Hi, hope you are having a good weekend. This is Vardhani Ratnala, an evaluation consultant. Reading the latest news on COVID-19, specifically the relief packages announced by governments, I can’t help but wonder about work prospects for Evaluation Consultants like me.  With travel restrictions and lockdowns imposed due to coronavirus, livelihoods of many evaluation professionals …

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Making it Work Online: A Rapid Response to COVID by Barbara Klugman

Hi, I am Barbara Klugman. I work freelance at Barbara Klugman Concepts, offering strategy and evaluation support to social justice funders, networks, and NGOs. I live in Johannesburg, South Africa – currently, like many of you, under lockdown – and work with a mix of international and African groups.  On 16/17 March, I was due …

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Self-Care in the Age of Coronavirus by Elizabeth DiLuzio

Hello and Happy Saturday! This is Elizabeth DiLuzio, AEA365 Curator + Editor and Manager of Evaluation and Strategy at Good Shepherd Services. If you’re anything like me, the last few weeks have been a rollercoaster. There is no way to deny that this global pandemic – and our response to it – is taking an …

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Tips + Resources for Virtual Gatherings During This Global Pandemic by Elizabeth DiLuzio + Laura Zatlin

Hello and Happy Saturday! This is Elizabeth DiLuzio (AEA365 Curator + Editor and Manager of Evaluation + Strategy at Good Shepherd Services) and Laura Zatlin (Manager of Community-Based Programs at Good Shepherd Services). As Part II of our COVID-19 resource exchange, we want to share a list of tips and resources for virtually gathering people …

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Reflecting on the Role of Evaluator During This Global Pandemic by Miranda Yates

Dear AEA Community,  Today will begin a series of Saturday blogs that provide a space for us to reflect on and exchange information about our practice as evaluators in response to today’s global pandemic. This week we will address how to adapt our roles to the needs of the service providers with whom we work. Next week, we will look at tools and best practices for educators and …

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Letting Go of Perfectionism by Lisa Danielson Gierach & Katie Winters

Greetings! We are Lisa Danielson Gierach and Katie Winters, independent evaluation consultants. As white practitioners committed to dismantling racism, we have become peer supports to each other by sharing resources, talking through missteps, and holding each other accountable. Here we share two examples of our missteps with BIPOC* communities we supported each other through. Lisa’s …

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Letting Go of White Saviorism by Heather Mack

I’m Heather Mack of Heather Mack Consulting. I co-create liberatory, abolitionist approaches to data, evaluation, and research. I’m also recovering from white saviorism. Still popular among progressives, white saviorism is the racist belief that people of color can’t get themselves out of their “situation,” so they need help. Specifically, white help. Letting go of white …

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Letting Go of Thought Worship: Embodied Racial Healing by Libby Smith

Hello! I’m Libby Smith (@work_with_libby), an educator and evaluator at the University of Wisconsin – Stout. My work focuses on building equity and accessibility in evaluation through holistic personal growth & embodiment practices. As evaluators, we love to think that we can analyze our way out of any problem. In Western culture, we hold rational …

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Letting Go of Good by Meredith Reitman

Hi, I’m Meredith Reitman, President of Reitman Research and Strategy, which provides research for organizations looking to explore racial dynamics in the workplace. I’m white. In this post I’m digging into the psychology behind white fragility, trying to answer the question of why we white folks act this way so that we can eventually make …

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