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Dan McDonnell on A Few Other Recent AEA365 Posts You May Have Missed (Part 2)

Hello again evaluators, my name is Dan McDonnell and I am a Community Manager for the American Evaluation Association (AEA). In last Saturday’s evaluation blog post, we outlined a series of posts from early January that may not have made it to your inbox. Today we’re continuing along on that same note, and will be showcasing an additional …

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Best of aea365 week: Salvatore Alaimo on Navigating the Evaluator’s Role in Evaluation Capacity Building

Hello, my name is Salvatore Alaimo and I am an Assistant Professor in the School of Public, Nonprofit and Health Administration at Grand Valley State University. I would like to share some tips on the evaluator’s role in evaluation capacity building with nonprofit organizations. Evaluation Capacity Building (ECB) continues to gain momentum in the literature …

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Best of aea365 week: Melanie Hwalek on Evaluation Contracts

My name is Melanie Hwalek and I am the founder and CEO of SPEC Associates, a nonprofit organization with a national reach based in downtown Detroit, Michigan. I have been practicing the art of program evaluation for about 30 years. Our clients range from tiny grassroots organizations to major national nonprofits and foundations. 2014 Update: I’ve now been …

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Best of aea365 week: John LaVelle on Personal Statements About Evaluation

My name is John LaVelle, I am an advanced graduate student at Claremont Graduate University.  When I worked as the Jobs Coordinator for my department, I would encourage the students to develop a personal statement about evaluation.  This is important because when they would go to interviews, they would often be asked to describe their understanding …

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Best of aea365 week: Nicole Vicinanza on Explaining Random Sampling to Stakeholders

Hi, my name is Nicole Vicinanza and I’m a Senior Research Associate with JBS International, a consulting firm. In my consulting work, one of my roles is to provide technical assistance in evaluation to community based organizations, government programs and service providers whose primary job is not evaluation. Hot Tip: How do you explain random sampling to folks …

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Best of aea365 week: Cassandra O’Neill on Engagement for High Impact Collaboration

My name is Cassandra O’Neill and I’ve been a consultant for the past 10 years. I’m a member of a network of consultants and coaches called Wholonomy Consulting.  I’m also the President-Elect for the Arizona Evaluation Network and a member of the AEA Local Affiliate Council. A theme in my work is using effective engagement for high …

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Dan McDonnell on a Few Recent AEA365 Posts You May Have Missed

Hello evaluators, my name is Dan McDonnell and I am a Community Manager for the American Evaluation Association (AEA). AEA365 recently had a small technological blip, which resulted in about a dozen posts not being emailed out to subscribers in early January. On behalf of AEA365, I want to offer our readers an apology for …

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Pei-Pei Lei on Using InfoPath as a Project Management/Data Collection Tool

Hi, my name is Pei-Pei Lei. I’m a survey research analyst in the Center for Health Policy and Research’s Office of Survey Research at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. As colleagues Michelle Landry and Judy Savageau pointed out in their earlier AEA365 blog on Project Management, Microsoft Office provides some options for no/low cost …

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Dawn Henderson on You cannot get to CRE if you don’t have the E-valuation

Greetings, I am Dawn Henderson, a faculty member in the Department of Psychological Sciences at Winston-Salem State University and a Research Associate at the Center for Community Safety. Program evaluation is a major component of the work that I do and, recently, I have been struggling with the concept of culturally responsive evaluation (CRE). Much …

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Lars Balzer on The Evaluation Portal Event Calendar

My name is Lars Balzer, I am head of the Evaluation Unit at the Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (SFIVET) and also responsible for the Evaluation Portal. Congresses, conferences, workshops, lectures, and continuing education programs are excellent opportunities to learn new things about evaluation, discuss interesting topics and exchange ideas with colleagues. …

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