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What Social Media Platform Is Best for You and Your Industry? by Jessica Byrnes

Hi, I’m Jessica Byrnes, and I’m a member of the AEA marketing team. Did you know that 92% of marketers say social media has helped increase their business exposure? Essentially: If social media isn’t already a part of your marketing model, you’re missing out on a huge opportunity! However, it’s important that you spend your time and …

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APC TIG Week: Mitigating Advocacy Capacity Assessment Power Dynamics by Anne Gienapp and Sue Hoechstetter

Hi, we are Anne Gienapp, ORS Impact Director, and Sue Hoechstetter, Independent Advocacy Evaluation Specialist.  Along with evaluators Toyin Akpan, Carlisle Levine, Janet Sawaya, and Rhonda Schlangen, we came together at AEA last year to present on and discuss power dynamics that are often present and challenging when conducting advocacy capacity assessments. Our combined experiences …

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Memorial Day Week: Extinctions and why Broadening Participation (BP) needs sunsetting and rethinking by Rodney Hopson

I am Rodney Hopson, Professor of Evaluation (Educational Psychology: QUERIES) at the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign where I serve as Associate Director and Senior Fellow in the Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment and Program Director of the AEA Graduate Education Diversity Internship Program. In spirit of remembering and foreshadowing extinctions, I hope we …

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Memorial Day Week: Sustainability-Ready Evaluation by Andy Rowe

Andy Rowe here. I work collaboratively to design sustainability-ready evaluations that recognize how human and natural systems are inextricably coupled. Most evaluations focus on the human system and ignore the natural system, thereby contributing to the looming extinction. But human system interventions have direct effects on the natural system; ignoring these direct effects causes evaluation …

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Memorial Day Week: Stranger (En)Danger: Continued Colonial Impacts on Kukuna Áhkuy by Waapalaneexkweew A.K.A. Nicole Bowman (Mohican/Lunaape)

Koolamalsi Nii ndushiinzi Waapalanexkweek wuk Lunnapeexweew. Hello, my name is  Nicole Bowman (Mohican/Lunaape), Ph.D. I am the Co-Chair of the Indigenous Peoples in Evaluation TIG and a task force member of AEA’s International Work Group and EvalIndigenous. Nii shaaxkaaptóoneew alíhkaweew sh?wánakw. I will speak the exact truth as I know it about European impacts. This …

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Memorial Day Week: Memorializing Forests of the Pacific Northwest by Beverly Parsons

I’m Beverly Parsons, executive director of InSites and a former AEA president. I’m commemorating the original forests of the Pacific Northwest, powerful ecosystems that have shaped the region’s natural and social systems. If you come to Oregon or Washington today, you might question why I’m commemorating something that seems so alive and present. Ahh, you’re …

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Memorial Day Week: Humanity’s Game of Thrones in the Anthropocene by Glenn Page

I evaluate and I know things! I am Glenn Page, Principal of SustainaMetrix and founder of COBALT based out of Portland Maine. RECENT HEADLINES within a week of each other:  THE GREAT HOUSES IN ‘GAME OF THRONES’ THAT COULD GO EXTINCT! (Newsweek April 29, 2019). And from the New York Times on May 6: HUMANS …

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Memorial Day Week: AEA365 on Remembering and Foreshadowing Extinctions by Michael Quinn Patton

I’m Michael Quinn Patton, founder and director of Utilization-Focused Evaluation. This is my fourth year curating AEA365 in conjunction with the Memorial Day holiday in the USA. 2016 featured a series remembering the contributions of distinguished evaluators no longer with us. 2017 memorialized obsolete and problematic evaluation terminology. 2018 commemorated pioneering and landmark evaluation publications. This week …

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Lessons in Building Evaluation Weeks: Starting with Mexico, Broadening to Latin America, and Evolving to gLOCAL Evaluation Week by Emil Salim Miyar

Hi.  I’m Emil Salim Miyar, Training Coordinator at the CLEAR LAC Center at CIDE in Mexico City.  The CLEAR Initiative (Centers for Learning on Evaluation and Results) is a network of M&E centers hosted at universities across the globe. Today I’m sharing information about (Latin America) Evaluation Week.  The initiative began in Mexico in 2015 …

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