Organizational Learning and Evaluation Capacity Building

Sally Bond on Peer Review to Improve Evaluation Consulting Practice and Reports

My name is Sally L. Bond, President & Senior Consultant, The Program Evaluation Group, LLC. In 2004, Marilyn Ray (Finger Lakes Law & Social Policies Center, Inc.) and I began development of a peer review process for the American Evaluation Association’s Independent Consulting TIG. One of the defining objectives of the IC TIG is to …

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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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Melissa Rivera on Engaging Stakeholders

Hi my name is Melissa Rivera. I am the Director of Evaluation and Research at the National Center for Prevention and Research Solutions (NCPRS). Since 2006, our organization has collaborated with the National Guard Bureau to implement an evidence-based program, Stay on Track, to over 115,000 sixth through eighth grade students nationally. Since inception, NCPRS …

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Susan Kistler on Learning From Failure

My name is Susan Kistler,  and I am AEA’s Executive Director. I contribute each Saturday’s post to aea365. I have been reading and thinking about learning from failure. For those of us who are data-lovers, who find security in information, it can be a challenge to overcome the tendency to want to collect all possible …

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Jeff Sheldon on the Readiness for Organizational Learning and Evaluation instrument

My name is Jeff Sheldon and I am a doctoral student at the School of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences at Claremont Graduate University concentrating in evaluation and applied research methods.  A challenge I’ve encountered in my own practice is organizations that simply aren’t ready to be engaged in the evaluation process. Rad Resource: Readiness for …

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Shanelle Boyle on Evaluation Capacity Building

My name is Shanelle Boyle and I am a Research Assistant at EvalCorp Research & Consulting. Evaluation capacity building is not only a major interest of mine, but helping clients learn from and about evaluation is central to my everyday work. I would like to share a couple Websites that I turn to for ideas …

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Stephen Gill on Organizational Learning

My name is Stephen J. Gill. I’m author of Developing a Learning Culture in Nonprofit Organizations (SAGE, 2010)*. This might not sound like a book for evaluators, but it is. The book is about how the process of collecting, reflecting on, and learning from evaluative information can help nonprofits become more successful organizations. Nineteen evaluation …

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