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Johanna Morariu, Kat Athanasiades, and Ann Emery on New Research: The State of Evaluation 2012

Hello! We are Johanna Morariu, Kat Athanasiades, and Ann Emery from Innovation Network. For 20 years, Innovation Network has helped nonprofits and foundations evaluate and learn from their work. In 2010, Innovation Network set out to answer a question that was previously unaddressed in the evaluation field—what is the state of nonprofit evaluation practice and …

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Tania Jarosewich and Linda Simkin on Using the College Access Network Survey

Hi, this is Tania Jarosewich of Censeo Group, a program evaluation firm in northeast Ohio, and Linda Simkin of Action Research Associates of Albany, New York. We worked on different aspects of the evaluation of KnowHow2GO, an initiative funded by Lumina Foundation to strengthen college access networks.  We are excited to share with you the …

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Maggie Miller on Follow up to Small is Beautiful

Hello, I am Maggie Miller, the principal of Maggie Miller Consulting.  I conduct program evaluation for small to mid-size nonprofits in the Denver/Boulder area.  Sometimes I think I should change that tagline because I’ve gotten referrals to larger nonprofits (whom I adore), but I am still very attached to the small identity. Hot Tips: Trust …

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Tarek Azzam on Using Crowdsourcing in Evaluation Practice

I am Tarek Azzam, assistant professor at Claremont Graduate University and associate director of the Claremont Evaluation Center. Today I want to talk about crowdsourcing and how it can potentially be used in evaluation practice. Generally speaking, crowdsourcing is the process of using the power of the many individuals (i.e. the crowd) to accomplish specific …

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Manny Straehle on the ICA Data Visualization Competition

Hello! I am Manny Straehle and I work with International Credentialing Associates (ICA). ICA is a measurement consulting firm with expertise in developing certificates, certification, and licensing programs. We are committed to producing reports and visualizations that are simple and easy to understand for the clients we serve, but we need your help. Hot Tip …

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LGBT TIG Week: Robert Hoke on Cultural Competence, LGBT, and Challenges to the Field

I’m Robert Hoke, independent evaluation consultant, and co-chair for the LGBT Issues TIG.  Today, I want to share some reflections from this AEA365 week. Although it is becoming easier, it remains challenging to be different regarding sexual identity and gender issues.  The “It Gets Better” campaign grew out of the bullying of youth, and primarily …

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LGBT TIG Week: David Fetterman on LGBT-related Evaluation, Medical Education, Civil Rights, and the Press

My name is David Fetterman.  I’m President & CEO of Fetterman & Associates, an international evaluation consulting firm (with 25 years experience at Stanford University) and past-president of the American Evaluation Association (AEA).  I am probably best known for empowerment evaluation work (helping people learn how to evaluate their own programs).  For examples see our …

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LGBT TIG Week: Efrain Gutierrez’ Top Three Lessons for Evaluators (and Everyone) to Keep in Mind When Working with the LGBTQ Community

I am Efrain Gutierrez and I work for FSG, a nonprofit consulting firm that helps foundations, nonprofits and corporations increase their social impact. Last year a friend started collaborating as an evaluator for a program that works with LGBTQ youth. Before starting his evaluation he wanted to talk about cultural competency when working with the LGBTQ community. As …

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LGBT TIG Week: Kari Greene and Emily Greytak on Becoming More Transgender-inclusive in Your Evaluation Work

This is Kari Greene with Program Design & Evaluation Services in Oregon, and Emily Greytak with GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network in New York. We are with the American Evaluation Association’s (AEA) LGBT Issues Topical Interest Group (TIG) and are heartened to see AEA members building cultural competency around transgender-inclusivity. Have you …

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LGBT TIG Week: Terry L. Brown on Transgressing Gender

My name is Terry L. Brown, and I am a doctoral candidate in the College of Education at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois. Transgressing gender is the practice of blurring socio-constructed gender boundaries as a strategic response to heteronormative practice. Heteronormative, also referred to as gender normative, practice seeks efficiencies through standardizing and regulating …

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