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Promoting Your Consultancy Week: Stella SiWan Zimmerman on Branding Book: What can this book do for your business?

Hello! My name is Stella SiWan Zimmerman and I am the President and founder of ACET Inc., a consulting firm specializing in the evaluation of educational, health, and human services programs. ACET has been in business for close to 15 years and we rebrand our image every 5 years. A ‘brand’ is anything that differentiates …

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Promoting Your Consultancy Week: Rita Fierro on Authentic Marketing

I’m Rita Fierro, Ph.D. the founder of Fierro Consulting, LLC. As part of the Independent consulting TIG, I’m sharing with you resources and lessons learned from my branding process. I coined the expression “authentic branding” to indicate a process that focuses on one’s inner strengths and desires instead of the external market. When I first …

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Promoting Your Consultancy Week: Pat Mueller on Promoting Your Consultancy

Greetings! I’m Pat Mueller, President of Evergreen Evaluation & Consulting, Inc. of Jericho, Vermont. EEC’s business focuses on evaluation of federally funded Special Education programs. You’ll hear more about the rebranding of this niche firm later in the week. The purpose of this week’s blogs is to share some thoughts, resources and musings on the …

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Caryn Mohr on Connecting Primary Research to Community Indicators

Hello! I am Caryn Mohr, a Research Scientist at Wilder Research in St. Paul. I’m one of more than 40 researchers in the office who conduct primary research. My own work focuses on education programs addressing opportunity and achievement gaps. Our office also manages Minnesota Compass, a nationally recognized community indicators project. Opportunities to collaborate …

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Linda Cabral and Laura Sefton on Using Voice Recognition Software for Transcription

Hello, we are Linda Cabral and Laura Sefton from the Center for Health Policy and Research at UMass Medical School. We often collect qualitative data from interviews and focus groups. One challenge we frequently face is how to quickly and efficiently transcribe audio data. We have experimented using voice recognition software (VRS), and we’d like …

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Kerry Bruce on Getting Started with Mobile Phones

Hi, I am Kerry Bruce, Director of Results and Measurement at Pact.  I am part of Pact’s central technical team that provides monitoring and evaluation support to more than 20 country offices and more than 70 projects around the world.  In 2012 we started to roll out the use of mobile technology in our programs. …

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Kim Snyder, Rene Lavinghouze, and Patricia Rieker on Program Infrastructure – The Left Hand Side of the Logic Model

This is Kim Snyder, Associate at ICF International, Rene Lavinghouze, Evaluation Team Lead for CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health, and Patricia Rieker, Adjunct Professor of Sociology at Boston University and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. We have been investigating public health program infrastructure as an ignored component of the left hand …

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Kristi Fuller and Glenn Landers on Ensuring Utility in Evaluation Practice

Hello all! We are Kristi Fuller and Glenn Landers, staff at the Georgia Health Policy Center. The Center is housed within Georgia State University’s nationally ranked Andrew Young School of Policy Studies and provides evidence-based research, program development, and policy guidance. We gave a roundtable presentation at the American Evaluation Association’s (AEA) 2012 conference focused …

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Christine Johnson and Terri Anderson on the Quality Improvement – Evaluation Connection

Hi, we are Christine Johnson and Terri Anderson, members of the Massachusetts Patient Centered Medical Home Initiative (MA-PCMHI). MA-PCMHI is Massachusetts’ state-wide, multi-site PCMH demonstration project engaging 46 primary care practices in organizational transformation to adopt the PCMH primary care model.  Our roles as Transformation and Quality Improvement Director (Christine) and Qualitative Evaluation Study Team …

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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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