Internal Evaluation

Internal Eval TIG Week: Evaluation in the Era of the “Great Resignation” by Rachel Sier and Morgan Buras-Finlay

Hello! We are Rachel Sier and Morgan Buras-Finlay. In the Jobs Report released in August 2021, the US Department of Labor reported that over 4.3 million people quit their jobs or 2.9% of the American workforce, the highest number on record since December 2000. While much of this upheaval is occurring in customer service facing …

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Internal Eval TIG Week: Internal Evaluation as a Catalyst for Cross-Program Collaboration by Amber Kraft, Melissa Schwarz, and Lindsay Zeman

Hi everyone, we are Amber Kraft, Melissa Schwarz, and Lindsay Zeman. We are internal evaluators at Access Community Health Network (ACCESS) in Chicago, IL. In Fall 2020, we completed an evaluation project to help program managers at ACCESS learn how the pandemic had impacted their programs. This was the first time an evaluation activity had …

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Internal Eval TIG Week: Harnessing the Value of an Online Collaborative MEL Platform by Andressa Gutierrez

Hi! I am Andressa Gutierrez, a MEL Specialist at WorldFish, an international research institution that works on aquatic food systems. I am an international development professional with over 15 years of experience in country-, regional-, and global-level management, coordination, and monitoring development investments in agriculture and natural resources.  The CGIAR Research Program on Fish Agri-Food …

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Internal Eval TIG Week: Gaining Acceptance as an Internal Evaluator by Maddison Staszkiewicz

Hello! My name is Maddison Staszkiewicz, and I am the Chair of the Graduate Students and New Evaluators TIG. I have spent my evaluation career to date working as an internal evaluator and studying the dynamics through former graduate work. For many evaluators, such as Catherine Nameth who wrote this AEA365 post, evaluation is not …

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Internal Eval TIG Week: Offering Free Workshops to Build Internal Evaluation Capacity within Organizations by Danelle Marable

Hello!  I’m Danelle Marable, and I’m the Director of Evaluation and Data for the Beth Israel Lahey Health Community Benefits team.  We are a health system with 13 hospitals in Eastern Massachusetts.  We support internal programs and external organizations that address access to care and the social determinants of health. When I started my new …

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Internal Eval TIG Week: Recipe for Success: Reflections of an Internal Evaluator 43 Years Later by Stanley Capela

My name is Stanley Capela. I am an applied sociologist who currently is the Vice President for Quality Management and Corporate Compliance Officer for HeartShare Human Services of New York. I am also a Commissioner, Team Leader and Peer Reviewer for the Council on Accreditation. I have been an internal evaluator for the past 43 …

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LaRED TIG Week: Building our culture of evaluation with high staff engagement–lessons learned from an internal (nonprofit) evaluation team by Alisha Garcia Flores, Vianney Leon, and Matthew Silva

(Spanish version) ?Buenos días! We are Alisha Garcia Flores, Vianney Leon, and Matthew Silva — representing an internal evaluation and data team at Enlace Chicago in the Little Village community, Chicago, Illinois.  Enlace Chicago is a community-based nonprofit that strives to build the capacity of Little Village stakeholders to confront systemic inequities and social injustices. …

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AZENet Week: Insights from an Internal Evaluator by Ana Lucero

Hello, I’m Ana Lucero – I think of myself as both a researcher and a teacher.  I’m currently working as an internal evaluator at a local non-profit, Primavera Foundation, with a mission of providing pathways out of poverty through a continuum of services and programs. One of my favorite things about my current position is …

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AZENet Week: Supports for Internal Evaluators by Joanne Basta

Greetings! I am Joanne Basta, Manager of the Juvenile Unit, in the Planning, Research, and Evaluation (PRE) Division of the Superior Court in Pima County, AZ. I will share some resources that have helped me as both an external and internal evaluator but especially for my role as an internal evaluator. Past AEA 365 posts …

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Visionary Evaluation Week: Being a Visionary Evaluative as an Internal Evaluator by Eric Barela

Hello, I’m Eric Barela, Salesforce’s Director of Measurement and Evaluation. I had the privilege of contributing a chapter to Visionary Evaluation for a Sustainable, Equitable Future focusing on the business sector in 2030. Through my writing, I was able to reflect on how being a Visionary Evaluative (VE) influences my work as an internal evaluator. …

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