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Reality TV Lessons Week: What America’s Next Top Model Can Teach Us About Evaluation by Michael Arnold

Hi, my name is Michael Arnold, and I am a co-director with Informing Change. We are a strategic learning firm with a focus on racial and intersectional equity and systems change efforts. Although I don’t watch much reality TV, I did indulge in America’s Next Top Model. Hosted by Tyra Banks, ANTM was a competition …

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Reality TV Lessons Week: What the Great British Baking Show Can Teach Us About Evaluation by Corey Newhouse

Hi, I’m Corey Newhouse, the Founder and Principal of Public Profit. We help mission driven organizations learn from data, make better decisions, and improve the quality and effectiveness of their work.  My go-to reality show is the Great British Baking Show (or Great British Bake Off for those in the UK). For those who aren’t …

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Reality TV Lessons Week: What RuPaul’s Drag Race Can Teach Us About Evaluation by Rhodri Dierst-Davies

Hi, my name is Rhodri Dierst-Davies and I am a senior manager with Deloitte Consulting. As a leader in our Program Evaluation Center of Excellence we help our clients solve their most challenging problems.  I have been a fan of Ru Paul’s Drag Race show since it began back in 2009. For those who may …

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Reality TV Lessons Week: What Survivor Can Teach Us About Evaluation by Jen van Stelle

Hi, I’m Jen van Stelle, Co-Founder & Principal of Actionable Insights, LLC. As program evaluators, my business partner, Melanie Espino, and I help nonprofits and government agencies discover and act on data-driven insights. I was a fan of Survivor, arguably the first successful reality show in the U.S., from about 2003 to 2011. For those …

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Reality TV Lessons Week: Crucial Lessons for Evaluators! by Betsy Block

Hi, I’m Betsy Block (B3 Consults). I’m a coach, facilitator and capacity builder for organizations navigating pivotal strategic questions with authenticity and clarity.  This week, we are focusing on some important lessons from a somewhat unlikely venue. Can you keep a secret?  I confess that I am a little bit of a fan of reality …

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white antiracism & racial healing: the journey is long by Matteah Spencer Reppart

I am Matteah Spencer Reppart, visionary leader and principal consultant with Proponents LLC.  Connected to my evaluation practice, I engage in work related to values orientations, systems and structures, and creating conditions for greater insight and awareness. As a white person embarking on the never-ending journey of unraveling myself from white-supremacy, I recognize five pivotal …

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white antiracism & racial healing: picking up the mic: using my white privilege to elevate voices of people of color by Martha Brown

I am Martha Brown, president of RJAE Consulting. I participated in the White Fragility book club last year to change, heal, and learn new ways of being and working. I’ve been working on projects that involve qualitative data analysis of open-ended survey questions. I recalled what Donna Mertens taught me – that evaluation should transform …

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white antiracism & racial healing: racial healing in community by Lenka Berkowitz & Libby Smith

Hello, my name is Lenka Berkowitz (she/her) and I’m an internal evaluator for Episcopal Community Services, a nonprofit organization that aims at challenging and reducing intergenerational poverty in the Philadelphia area. I met Libby Smith (she/they) through a book club exploring anti-racist works and her breathwork practice.  Libby created a community called Being Human At …

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white antiracism & racial healing: the temptation to quit by Anna Martin

Hello fellow humans. My name is Anna Martin (she/her). I am an Evaluator, Social Worker, Facilitator, Complexity Coach, curious mischief maker and co-founder of Picture Impact . For this post you should also know I am a white American, cis-, heterosexual woman and mother. Choosing something different Over years of evaluation practice I have naturally …

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white antiracism & racial healing: moving from learning to integration and action by Elizabeth Grim

Hi! My name is Elizabeth Grim (she/her). I am an evaluation consultant helping organizations tell their story through data. I am also President Elect of the Eastern Evaluation Research Society. What does my antiracist journey look like? When I was asked to contribute to this week, I wasn’t sure I was the right person to …

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