Advocacy and Policy Change

Robin Kipke on Resources for Evaluating Social Media

Greetings! I’m Robin Kipke and I work for the Center for Evaluation and Research at the University of California, Davis, which provides evaluation training and technical assistance to the 100+ projects which advocate for tobacco control policies in our state. To help these organizations discern how to effectively harness the power of social media, I’m …

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Phil Halbrook on TRASI for Measuring Social Impact

I am Phil Halbrook and I would like to share with you information about TRASI – a great tool to help evaluators seeking to measure social impact. The issue of measuring social impact is a hot button one right now and the TRASI database and website is extremely useful. Rad Resource – TRASI: TRASI is …

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Elizabeth Yuanjing Wilcox on Certification of Evaluators

Hi, this is Elizabeth Yuanjing Wilcox, a doctoral candidate of Evaluation Studies at University of Minnesota. Here are my two cents on credentialing and certification of evaluators. In light of Canadian Evaluation Society’s success in launching the Credentialed Evaluator (CE) designation in 2010, AEA started wondering about instituting a certification and/or credentialing program in America. …

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EPE TIG Week: Michel Ehrlich on Monitoring Legislation

My name is Michel Ehrlich and I am the Publisher of EU Issue Tracker. We provide regulatory monitoring and tracking services, looking at European Union (EU) regulation and policy, and we cover several major policy areas including Environment, Energy, Transport, and others. There are, of course, a large number of people, in a wide variety …

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EPE TIG Week: Johanna Morariu on an Evaluation Approach for an Environmental Think Tank & Advocacy Organization

Hi! I’m Johanna Morariu, Senior Associate with Innovation Network. Innovation Network (http://www.innonet.org/) is an evaluation consulting firm that provides evaluation consulting services to nonprofits and funders, and works to build the sector’s evaluation capacity. I lead Innovation Network’s environmental evaluation work, with a strong concentration on environmental advocacy evaluation. A few months ago we began …

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Sue Hoechstetter on Resources for Evaluating Community Organizing

Hello, my name is Sue Hoechstetter and I work at Alliance for Justice developing advocacy and community organizing capacity assessment and evaluation resources. Alliance for Justice’s mission includes encouraging individuals and communities to bring their voices to the policy table through foundation and other nonprofit advocacy. Rad Resource: In response to grantmakers’ requests for materials …

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NPF Week: Sandi Adams on Models for System Change

My name is Sandi Adams, and I am the Program Associate in Evaluation and Planning at the William Penn Foundation. The William Penn Foundation is a regional foundation dedicated to improving the quality of life in the Greater Philadelphia region through efforts that foster rich cultural expression, strengthen children’s futures, and deepen connections to nature …

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Kristi Pettibone on Evaluating Environmental Change Strategies

Hi. My name is Kristi Pettibone and I am a Research Scientist with The MayaTech Corporation and Manager of our Center for Community Prevention and Treatment Research. I have been helping Tom Chapel as the AEA Summer Institute Program Co-Chair this year. A few days ago, Tom posted about being clear about the primary demand …

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David Devlin-Foltz on Tools for Advocacy Evaluation

My name is David Devlin-Foltz and I direct the Advocacy Planning and Evaluation Program at the Aspen Institute, a Washington, DC, based think tank and convening organization. I am not an evaluator, but occasionally I play one at AEA conferences and client meetings. Why the confession? Because I am a career policy wonk with 25 years of …

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Julia Coffman on Developing Effective Public Policy Strategies

My name is Julia Coffman and I am Director of the Center for Evaluation Innovation, a nonprofit effort that is building the field of evaluation in hard-to-measure areas such as advocacy, communications, and systems change.  I am also a strategy and evaluation consultant to nonprofits and foundations, specializing in advocacy and policy change efforts. Advocacy …

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