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Building Capacity for Evaluation Dissertations, Theses, and Culminating Projects by Tamara Walser and Mike Trevisan

Greetings from Tamara Walser and Mike Trevisan. Tamara is a Professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and Mike is a Dean and Professor at Washington State University. Over our years as faculty, we have observed increased interest in graduate evaluation capstones, where students complete an evaluation as part of their capstone experience. Evaluation …

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Use Community-Engaged Research to Create Change From Bottom Up by Sylvia Pu

Hello! My name is Sylvia Pu. I am a researcher and strategist, and I help mission-driven organizations assess the big-picture impact of their work and focus more on their high-impact activities. I am the principal consultant of Sylvia Pu Consulting. Today, I will introduce you to the unique research design of community-engaged research (CEnR) and …

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Lessons Learned from Day-to-Day, Real-Life Evaluation for Small- and Medium-Sized Nonprofits by Maryfrances Porter

I’m Maryfrances Porter, Ph.D., CEO and Founder of Partnerships for Strategic Impact, and one of the ImpactStory coaches. We have spent the last 15+ years coaching, training, and supporting small- to medium-sized nonprofits in telling masterful impact stories. The nonprofits we work with are big enough to care about data, but not big enough to …

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Transformative Leadership Fellowships Need Transformative Evaluation Approaches by Barbara Klugman

Hi, my name is Barbara Klugman. I offer strategy and evaluation support and facilitate a number of peer learning initiatives in support of network, funder and NGO social justice efforts. From 2017-2019, I was the developmental evaluator for the ‘incubation’ of Tekano: Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity and in 2020 I both facilitated a peer …

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Taking Time for Intentional Questions in Your Practice by Jenna Sethi

Hi! My name is Jenna Sethi (she/her), Founder & Principal Consultant of Informed Change. I am an applied qualitative researcher and evaluator helping (mostly) youth-serving organizations to achieve their goals by centering stories as data for change. I am also a community faculty member in the Youth Studies program in the School of Social Work …

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Using the CIPP Evaluation Model’s 26 Checklists to Plan and Guide Evaluations by Guili Zhang

Greetings everyone! I’m Guili Zhang, Department Chair and Professor of Research & Evaluation Methodology at East Carolina University. I am also honored to be Co-Author (with Daniel Stufflebeam) of the CIPP Evaluation Model book, Board of Directors member of the American Evaluation Association,   Advisory Board member of the American Journal of Evaluation (AJE). Over …

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Systemic Design Thinking for Evaluation of Social Innovations: a PD for Intermediate and Advanced Evaluators by Jan Noga

Hi! My name is Jan Noga and I am the owner of Pathfinder Evaluation and Consulting in Cincinnati, Ohio. Like many of you, I’m always on the lookout for good PD opportunities. Yet, as an advanced evaluator, I struggle to find PDs that are designed for my level of practice. Well, I’m here to share …

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The Many Purposes of Evaluability Assessment by Mike Trevisan and Tamara Walser

Hello, we are Mike Trevisan and Tamara Walser. Mike is a Dean and Professor at Washington State University and Tamara is a Professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. We are excited to provide a workshop on evaluability assessment (EA) as part of the upcoming AEA Eval2021 conference. We have written an aea365blog post …

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Staying Connected Beyond #Eval21 by Elizabeth Grim

Hi all! This is Elizabeth Grim, volunteer curator of AEA365 and Founder/Principal Consultant of Elizabeth Grim Consulting, LLC. It’s hard to believe that today is the final day of #Eval21, AEA at 35: Meeting the Moment. It has been a fantastic week of celebrating the history of AEA. I hope those who attended the conference …

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