Nonprofits and Foundations Evaluation

NPF Week: Helen Davis Picher on Program Plans

My name is Helen Davis Picher, and I am the Director of 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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NPF Week: Najah Callander on Enhancing Evaluation in a Non-Profit

My name is Najah Callander and I am a Manager in Community Investment at the United Way of Greater Houston (UWGH). The mission of UWGH is to help children and youth reach their full potential, create strong families and safe neighborhoods and help them thrive, keep seniors independent and living in their homes, and support …

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NPF Week: Charles Gasper on Getting Involved in the NPF TIG

Hello! My name is Charles Gasper and I am the Director of Evaluation for the Missouri Foundation for Health.  I am also co-chair for the Non-Profit and Foundations TIG.  I am pleased to announce that this week the AEA365 blog will be focusing on specific issues on evaluation in support of funders and non-profits. Hot …

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Emily Warn on Using Online Tools to Measure Outcomes for Not-For-Profit Organizations

My name is Emily Warn and I’m a senior partner at SocialQuarry, a social media consulting group that plans and analyzes online networks and social media for non-profits, foundations, and public agencies.  Today I’m going to be sharing a hot tip about using social media in evaluations. This past week Facebook surpassed Google in US …

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Tom Kelly on Evaluation and Philanthropy

Hello, I’m Tom Kelly and I have been supporting and managing evaluation investments and capacity-building since 1999 at The Annie E. Casey Foundation, a national philanthropy focused on achieving better outcomes for America’s most vulnerable children and families. Although I began my evaluation career 10 years before that working on evaluations of federal and state …

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Salvatore Alaimo on Navigating the Evaluator’s Role in Evaluation Capacity Building

Hello, my name is Salvatore Alaimo and I am an Assistant Professor in the School of Public, Nonprofit and Health Administration at Grand Valley State University. I would like to share some tips on the evaluator’s role in evaluation capacity building with nonprofit organizations. Evaluation Capacity Building (ECB) continues to gain momentum in the literature …

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Trina Willard on Building Evaluation Capacity Within Nonprofit Organizations

My name is Trina Willard and I currently exercise my evaluation and measurement skills as the Vice President of Transformation Systems, Inc., a management consulting firm. During my 15 years in the evaluation field, I have had wonderful opportunities to engage across all levels of service organizations, including work with executives, leadership teams and service …

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Susan Kistler on Free/Low-cost Software for Evaluation for Nonprofits

My name is Susan Kistler and I am the Executive Director for the American Evaluation Association. I contribute each Saturday’s post to the aea365 blog. This week I am writing from Atlanta at the Nonprofit Technology conference. Do you work for or with nonprofit organizations? Have you experienced challenges due to financial constraints that make …

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