Community Development

CD TIG Week: Using Evaluation to Guide Foundations on Community Development By Douglas Easterling

I’m Doug Easterling, Ph.D, a faculty member at Wake Forest School of Medicine. For the past 27 years I’ve been immersed in and fascinated by the work that foundations do to promote community-building and community-based problem-solving. I was the Director of Research and Evaluation at The Colorado Trust when the foundation experimented with approaches like …

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CD TIG Week: Lesson Learned from Foundation, Multi-site, and Community-based Organization Evaluation by Tom David

Hi AEA Members! I’m Tom David and I’ve been working in and around “organized” philanthropy for 30 years.   About ten years ago I was asked to advise a large foundation on how to think about evaluating a planned 10-year multi-site, “place-based” initiative. As talking points for a conversation with them, I jotted down the following …

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CD TIG Week: On the Meaning of Change in the Evaluation of Community Change Initiatives by David Chavis

Greetings! I am David Chavis. My path as a student of community change started as a direct action community organizer, and included community development corporation directorships, strategist for organizing thousands of block associations in New York City, professor, evaluator, trainer, consultant, and CEO.  I would like to share what I believe are among the most …

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