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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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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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