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Searching TIG Archives by Elizabeth Grim

Hi, my name is Elizabeth Grim, AEA365 Curator and an independent consultant moving organizations from confusion to clarity to tell their story with data. One of the many amazing resources offered through the American Evaluation Association is the opportunity to learn from a colleagues through discussion boards and Topical Interest Groups (TIGs). TIGs are smaller …

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CREATE Week: Using the Problem-Solving Wheel to Prioritize Solutions by Abby Woods

Happy New Year, readers! Liz DiLuzio here, lead curator of AEA365. We are excited to kick off 2022 with a “best of” week sponsored by the Consortium for Research on Educational Assessment and Teaching (CREATE). Every blog this week is a revival of posts with evergreen content that was so thought provoking the first time …

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God Rest Ye Merry Grantseekers by Kylie Hutchinson

Holiday’s greetings, AEA365 readers! Liz DiLuzio here, lead curator of the blog. Since 2010, Kylie Hutchinson has been sharing a Christmas carol adaptation with an evaluation theme. It’s come to be a tradition here at AEA365, and something to which I know our readers look forward. It is bittersweet news, then, to share with you …

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An Evaluator’s Guide to the Holidays by Chris Lysy

Hello everybody!  My name is Chris Lysy, and I’m a freelance information designer and a creative reporting workshop facilitator (diydatadesign.com).  I also blog and cartoon about evaluation and design at freshspectrum.com. It’s Christmastime in our household, so that means it’s time to switch from the unending string of professional Zoom calls to the somewhat smaller …

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The Value of Eliminating the Code Switch By Lila Burgos, Tsuyoshi Onda, and Cristina Magaña

Hi, we are Lila Burgos, Tsuyoshi Onda, and Cristina Magaña from Harder+Company Community Research. Despite variations in methods and frameworks, evaluators approach evaluation as a form of evidence-based truth telling that’s most effective when those truths can be shared directly and honestly. We are often asked to make the ‘business case’ for funding programs in …

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Building a Culture of Data for Decision Making By Elena Pinzon O’Quinn

Hi, my name is Elena Pinzon O’Quinn and I am the National Learning and Evaluation Director at LIFT. I have been a nonprofit internal evaluator for most of my career. The nonprofits I have worked with engage in ongoing performance measurement for the goal of using data for continuous program improvement. Stakeholders need to see …

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Developing More Intentional Budgets By Redefining LoE by Nina Sabarre and Kathleen Doll

Hello! We are Nina Sabarre, PhD and Kathleen Doll, PhD, and we lead Intention 2 Impact (I2I), a research and evaluation consulting firm known for helping purpose-driven organizations drive strategy, innovation, and impact. In addition to serving our clients day in and day out, we are proud to be a feminist firm that actively disrupts …

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Integrating equity-based learning into our evaluative practices by Elizabeth McGee

Can evaluative learning be performative? As evaluators, we collectively loathe the proverbial adage that evaluation reports are dense documents that collect dust on organizational shelves or, worse yet, get sent to the paper shredder. We know that a lack of attention to learning undermines our efforts to ensure that our evaluation insights, results, and recommendations …

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Paying It Forward by Ann Webb Price

Hi everyone, I am Ann Price, a community psychologist and evaluator based in Georgia. I own Community Evaluation Solutions, a firm I founded in 2004. In this blog, I want to talk about the challenges I experienced starting my business and several free opportunities for independent evaluation consultants. Like most evaluators, I don’t have a …

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Developing the right project that ABLES farmers: true sustainable agricultural transformation in Africa by Rachel Zozo, Sabra Lewis, and Atayi Opaluwah

Hi, we are Rachel Zozo, Sabra Lewis and Atayi Opaluwah, working for the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), as Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, Program Manager and Communication Specialist, respectively. After three years of working in a multinational and complex program, funded by the African Development Bank (AfDB), called the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation …

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