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Paul Duignan on DoView and Visually Representing Outcomes

AEA365 began on January 1, 2010. Before we promoted this resource, we reached out to dedicated authors who believed in the project in order to populate the site with starter content. Those who contributed in week 1 wrote for an audience of fewer than 10. One year later we have over 1500 subscribers and are …

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Tarek Azzam on Free Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Tools

AEA365 began on January 1, 2010. Before we promoted this resource, we reached out to dedicated authors who believed in the project in order to populate the site with starter content. Those who contributed in week 1 wrote for an audience of fewer than 10. One year later we have over 1500 subscribers and are …

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Susan Kistler on Explaining Evaluation

My name is Susan Kistler and I am AEA’s Executive Director. I contribute each Saturday’s post to aea365. Today’s contribution is short but heartfelt. Lesson learned: We all benefit from time with friends and family, finding that work-life balance. Today, I am back in the town where I grew up celebrating Christmas with my mother, …

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Kylie Hutchinson on Adapting Christmas Carols for Evaluation Cheer

My name is Kylie Hutchinson.  I am an independent evaluation consultant and trainer with Community Solutions Planning & Evaluation.  I am also a regular facilitator of the Canadian Evaluation Society’s Essential Skills Series course. Hot Tip: For the past few years I’ve been adapting Christmas Carols for both evaluators and the not-for-profit sector.  It gives …

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Susan Kistler on Online Journals for Evaluators

My name is Susan Kistler. I am AEA’s Executive Director, and I contribute each Saturday’s aea365 post. This week, I’d like to share information about online journals of potential interest to evaluators. Rad Resource – Survey Practice Journal: On September 11, I wrote about resources from the  American Association of Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) for …

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Susan Kistler on Locating Grants and RFPs

My name is Susan Kistler, AEA’s Executive Director, and contributor of each Saturday’s aea365 post. Last June, I wrote about Funding Opportunities for Evaluators. Today, I want to expand a bit in that arena. Over the past six months, we’ve been working to improve our listening and identifying processes, to find evaluation Requests for Proposals …

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Mario Lurig on Safeguarding Your Data Sharing

My name is Mario Lurig, and I am the Technical Training Manager at SurveyGizmo, leading documentation, webinars, and other methods for educating evaluators on using our online survey tool. Regardless of how you collect evaluation data, the data collected requires protection and careful handling to ensure that the results from your respondents are kept in …

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Susan Kistler on Leveraging Digital Assets

My name is Susan Kistler, the American Evaluation Association’s Executive Director, and contributor of each Saturday’s post to aea365. The recent weeks have been full of opportunities for leveraging virtual relationships and digital assets to strengthen our community of practice. Hot Tip – Help others to make the leap between the real you and the …

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