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Stewart Donaldson on Interactive Conceptual Modeling

My name is Stewart Donaldson, and I am a Professor and Director of the Institute of Organizational and Program Evaluation Research at Claremont Graduate University. I have been helping programs and organizations develop theories of change and related types of conceptual frameworks to guide evaluations for more than 20 years.  One of the big challenges …

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Sarah Sadeghi on Free Management Library

My name is Sarah Sadeghi and I currently work as an Associate Evaluation Consultant at Assist Management Consulting, LLC. In my current role I have conducted data analysis and written evaluation plans for grants. Rad Resource: Having practiced evaluation in a number of different industries, I have realized the importance of understanding the unique factors …

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Jim Dudley on Letting Go of Rigid Adherence to What Evaluation Should Look Like

My name is Jim Dudley and I am a faculty member at UNC Charlotte. Currently, when I conduct evaluations, I tend to conduct small community evaluations that have a social justice component. Hot Tip: Recently, in working with a board of directors of a grassroots organization, I was reminded of how important it is to …

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Jacquelyn Christensen on Wordle and Survey Anchors

My name is Jacquelyn Christensen and I am an Evaluation Associate at a non-profit mental health agency in Los Angeles, as well as an advanced graduate student in Applied Developmental Psychology at Claremont Graduate University. I work closely with my organization to report program outcomes and monitor service quality. When working directly with staff or …

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Katya Petrochenkov on Surveygizmo

My name is Katya Petrochenkov and I am a Study Manager with Gatti Evaluation. I work on educational efficacy studies with numerous research participants all over the country, which makes data collection a full time job. Luckily, advances in easily accessible online survey tools have helped to streamline the process. Rad Resource: After interacting with …

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Susana Bonis on Logic Models and Outcomes

My name is Susana Bonis, and I am an advanced graduate student at Claremont Graduate University.  I work with small to mid-size nonprofit organizations in fundraising, strategic planning, and evaluation.  Most of the organizations I work with focus on outcome measurement, and many are looking to develop their own internal evaluation capacity.  I introduce nearly …

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Stefanie Leite on Building Rapport during Telephone Interviews

My name is Stefanie Leite and I am a Research Assistant for Advanced Empirical Solutions and an Independent Evaluation Consultant.  Interviewing is my favorite means of information gathering.  There is something immensely satisfying about asking people to tell their stories, capturing them accurately and artfully, and then relaying them to the decision makers in an …

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