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Tools & Resources for Participatory Data Analysis by Sheila B Robinson

Hello! I’m Sheila B Robinson, AEA365’s Lead Curator and sometimes Saturday contributor with some fun resources for getting people engaged in participatory data analysis. I just happen to be preparing a presentation on this topic for a group of educators who lead professional development programs, have a wealth of rich data about their programs, and …

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A call for a wider perspective on impact evaluation… by Rick Davies

Hi, I’m Rick Davies, an evaluation consultant based in Cambridge, United Kingdom. These days impact evaluation seems to be all about causal attribution. See for example, the first paragraph of the Better Evaluation page on Impact Evaluation. Or, the UK Government’s Magenta Book annex on “Analytical methods for use within an evaluation” I think this is an overly narrow definition …

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Virtual Data Collection and Participatory M&E by María José De León and Chandani López Peralta

Hello! We are María José De León and Chandani López Peralta from TolaData, a digital platform for remote monitoring, evaluation and collaboration for the not-for-profit sector. I, Maria, am a Guatemala-based M&E expert with 13+ years of experience with INGOs, major donors and UN agencies. I, Chandani am a Berlin-based development professional with 10+ years …

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Capacity, Complexity, and Collaboration to Transform Evaluation by Tom Archibald

Hi, my name is Tom Archibald, Associate Professor at Virginia Tech and board member of the Eastern Evaluation Research Society (EERS). I’ve been thinking a lot about recent calls to transform evaluation. For example, we have: Blue Marble Evaluation’s Transformational Alignment Principle based on the premise of transforming evaluation to evaluate transformation The Equitable Evaluation …

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Inspiring curiosity through evaluation capacity building guided by self-assessment by Leah Josephson, Lauren Beriont & Alex Bauer

Hi, We’re Leah Josephson (she/her) and Lauren Beriont (she/her) with Emergence Collective, and Alex Bauer with a family foundation in Nebraska. This year our two teams collaborated to support some of the foundation’s grant partners in building evaluation capacity. As a foundation that takes a relationship-based grantmaking approach, trust and shared values and goals are …

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These Open Data Portals Have the Information You’ve Been Seeking by Elizabeth DiLuzio

Happy weekend! I’m Elizabeth DiLuzio, volunteer curator for AEA365. In honor of International Open Data Day on March 6th, I want to share some of my favorite open data sources with you. But first, let’s level set a moment. What is Open Data? According to Open Knowledge Foundation, open data is information that people are …

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The 2021 Annual Call for Blog Posts by Sheila B. Robinson

Greetings aea365 readers AND authors! I’m Sheila B Robinson, Lead Curator and sometimes Saturday contributor. Recently, I wrote this post asking what you would like to read on aea365 in 2021. Thanks to those who offered ideas! Now, I’m writing to ask YOU to consider contributing on one of these, or any other evaluation-related topics. Lesson Learned: Readers …

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CP TIG Week: Incorporating Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) into all stages of the evaluation processes by Elizabeth McGee

Hi, I’m Elizabeth McGee, Founder and Senior Consultant at LEAP Consulting, helping nonprofits, foundations, and public institutions achieve impact through meaningful evaluations and strategic support. Lessons Learned: How we carry out our work as evaluators has a direct impact on the way programs and organizations see themselves, interpret their data, make recommendations and learn lessons. Ensuring that Diversity, …

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CP TIG Week: Community Psychology Foundations for Practice: Practicing our Values by Ann Price & Susan Wolfe

We are Ann Price of Community Evaluation Solutions and Susan Wolfe, of Susan Wolfe and Associates. We are both community psychologists and bring our community psychology values to everything we do. We do a lot of work with community coalitions primarily through training and evaluation. The primary values that ground our work include: respect for …

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ACM TIG Week: Shifting the Value of Evaluation by Jeremy Foutz

Hello! I’m Jeremy Foutz, principal at STEAM Workgroup and chair of the Arts, Culture, and Museums TIG which addresses evaluation in informal learning environments. For those unfamiliar with the phrase, the informal learning sector includes a large group of organizations, such as libraries, zoos, museums, historic sites, science centers, and arts centers. I’m writing this …

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