Liz Zadnik

APC TIG Week: Evaluating in dynamic, uncertain political environments with Jewlya Lynn

Welcome to the Advocacy and Policy Change (APC) TIG week!  I’m Jewlya Lynn, the CEO at Spark Policy Institute. I am excited to kick-off the week in this year of political uncertainty and dynamic change. Our blog posts will explore timely, relevant insights regarding evaluation’s role in advocacy work around the world. Change is inevitable …

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Enter the AEA 2017 Video Contest! By Kathy Newcomer

Hi!  I’m Kathy Newcomer, president of the American Evaluation Association.  I would like to learn and share what the AEA 2017 Conference theme “From Learning to Action” means to evaluators! To help share the theme across as wide an audience as possible, we’re inviting folks to submit brief videos that explore just this.   Links to …

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Writing for the web (or getting people to read your stuff online) by Liz Zadnik

Good morning!  I’m Liz Zadnik, aea365’s Outreach Coordinator and Saturday contributor.  Part of my role on the curating team is working with evaluators and researchers interested in generating content for the blog.  Writing for the web is a little different than drafting an evaluation report, policy brief, or peer-review journal article – it requires a …

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Reflections from a snowy day indoors by Liz Zadnik

Happy Saturday, folks!  I’m Liz Zadnik, aea365’s Outreach Coordinator.  I live in the Mid-Atlantic region of the country and was snowed in a few weeks ago.  The storm wasn’t as bad as it could have been (for us…thankfully), but I had a chance to spend some time catching up on my reading resolution.   Rad …

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Helping your staff ask smarter questions about their data with Paul Collier

Hello AEA365!  I’m Paul Collier. Over the last two years I worked as the Data and Evaluation Manager at the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center (SFCAPC), a mid-size nonprofit focused on ending child abuse in San Francisco. In my time there and as a freelancer, I can’t count the number of times I’ve fielded …

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Trial and error in the process of creating culturally-responsive evaluation with Morgan J Curtis, Patrick Lemmon, and Strong Oak Lefebvre

Hi! We are Morgan J Curtis (independent consultant) and Strong Oak Lafebvre (executive director of Visioning BEAR Circle Intertribal Coalition).  Along with Patrick Lemmon (independent consultant), we have the good fortune of serving as the evaluation team for the Walking in Balance (WIB) initiative. WIB is an innovative approach to violence prevention that focuses on …

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Feminist Issues in Evaluation TIG Week: Transformative Feminist Evaluation and Empowerment of Women and Girls by Donna M. Mertens and Julie Newton

Hi, we are Donna M. Mertens, Professor Emeritus at Gallaudet University and a long time member and past President of the American Evaluation Association and Julie Newton, Senior Advisor in the Gender Team at the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) in the Netherlands. We connected because of Julie’s interest in innovative evaluation strategies to measure the …

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Feminist Issues in Evaluation TIG Week: Participatory methods enable women to analyse shifts in power by Francesca D’Emidio, Liisa Kytola, Sarah Henon, and Eva Otero

We are Francesca D’Emidio, Liisa Kytola, and Sarah Henon from ActionAid, and Eva Otero from Leitmotiv consultants. ActionAid is a global federation working to achieve social justice and poverty eradication by transforming unequal gendered power relations. We’d like to share an evaluation methodology tested in Cambodia, Rwanda, and Guatemala to measure shifts in power in …

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Feminist Issues in Evaluation TIG Week: Movement Capacity Assessment Tool: lessons learned from the R&D process by PeiYao Chen, Kelly Gannon, and Lucy McDonald-Steward

Hi! We are PeiYao Chen, Kelly Gannon, and Lucy McDonald-Stewart at Global Fund for Women, a public foundation that raises money and attention to advance women’s rights and gender equality. Strengthening women’s rights movements is a key component of Global Fund for Women’s Theory of Change. We are charged with figuring out how to meaningfully …

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Feminist Issues in Evaluation TIG Week: Participatory Action Learning: Supporting Transformative Women’s Empowerment by Julie Poncelet and Catherine Borgman-Arboleda

We are Julie Poncelet and Catherine Borgman-Arboleda of Action Evaluation Collaborative, a group of consultants who use evaluation and collective learning strategies to strengthen social change work. Drawing from recent work with a nonprofit consortium of international NGOs engaging with women and girls in vulnerable, underserved communities in the U.S., Africa, India, and the Caribbean, …

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