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CP TIG Week: Reflections on Speaking Truth to Power by Ann Price

I’m Ann Price, an evaluator and community psychologist based in the Atlanta Metro Area and President of Community Evaluation Solutions. As we get ready for Eval 2018 I want to share my reflections on our conference theme, speaking truth to power, one of four community psychology principles. Rad Resource: The community psychology principles, developed by …

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Considering using an evaluation performance survey instead of disturbing my references (again) by Sara Vaca

Hi, I’m Sara Vaca, independent consultant (www.SaraVaca.com), helping Sheila curate this blog and eventual Saturday contributor. After 5 years as a freelance evaluator, I am starting to get more contracts coming from previous jobs or mouth-to-ear, but still, I see myself going through the regular selection process: the evaluation commissioners publish the Terms of Reference …

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Top 10 Considerations for Evaluation Capacity Building in Organizations (2/2) by Scott Chaplowe

My name is Scott Chaplowe and I currently work as the Director of Evidence, Measurement and Evaluation for climate at the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF). As an evaluation professional, much of my work is not simply doing evaluation, but building the capacity of others to practice, manage, support and/or use evaluation. Hot Tips: Beyond …

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Top 10 Considerations for Evaluation Capacity Building in Organizations (1/2) by Scott Chaplowe

My name is Scott Chaplowe and I currently work as the Director of Evidence, Measurement and Evaluation for climate at the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF). As an evaluation professional, much of my work is not simply doing evaluation, but building the capacity of others to practice, manage, support and/or use evaluation. I’ve discovered I …

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APC TIG Week: Evaluating the effects of NGO organizational change processes on Human Rights advocacy outcomes by Tosca Bruno-van Vijfeijken

I am Tosca Bruno-van Vijfeijken, and I direct the Transnational NGO Initiative at Syracuse University, USA. The Initiative has assisted a number of major international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to review their leadership and management practices related to large-scale organizational change. My colleagues – Steve Lux, Shreeya Neupane, and Ramesh Singh – and I recently completed …

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APC TIG Week: What’s the role of local context in advocacy? Developing success factors from three case studies by Johanna Morariu, Katie Fox and Marti Frank

We are Johanna Morariu and Katie Fox of Innovation Network and Marti Frank of Efficiency for Everyone. Since 2015 our team has worked with the Center for Community Change (CCC) to develop case studies of economic justice campaigns in Seattle, Washington, DC and Minneapolis/St. Paul. In each case study, our goal was to lift up …

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APC TIG Week: Building international teams to evaluate international advocacy initiatives by Carlisle Levine and Toyin Akpan

Hello! We are Carlisle Levine with BLE Solutions in the United States and Toyin Akpan with Auricle Services in Nigeria. We served as evaluation partner to Champions for Change Nigeria, an initiative that builds Nigerian NGOs’ evaluation capacities of to more effectively advocate for policies and programs that support women’s and children’s health. Through this …

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APC TIG Week: Using SNA to quantify and visualise relationships of power and influence in advocacy networks by Barbara Klugman

Hi, I’m Barbara Klugman. I offer strategy support and conduct evaluations with social justice funders, NGOs, networks and leadership training institutions in South Africa and internationally. I practice utilization-focused evaluation, frequently using mixed methods including outcomes harvesting and Social Network Analysis (SNA). Rad Resource: For advocacy evaluation, SNA can help identify: how connected different types …

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APC TIG Week: Evaluating a Dynamic Initiative by Susanna Dilliplane

Hello, I’m Susanna Dilliplane, Deputy Director of the Aspen Institute’s Aspen Planning and Evaluation Program. Like many others, we wrestle with the challenge of evaluating complex and dynamic advocacy initiatives. Advocates often adjust their approach to achieving social or policy change in response to new information or changes in context, evolving their strategy as they …

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APC TIG Week: Learning and evolving in advocacy and campaign evaluation by Rhonda Schlangen and Jim Coe

Hello! We are Rhonda Schlangen and Jim Coe, evaluation consultants who specialize in advocacy and campaigns. We are happy to kick off this week of AEA365 with interesting posts from members of the Advocacy and Policy Change Evaluation TIG. Over the last two decades there has been a seismic shift in thinking about evaluating advocacy. …

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