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Outcome Harvesting Week: Outcome Harvesting: Revealing types and patterns of change over time by Barbara Klugman

Hi, I am Barbara Klugman, an independent evaluator based in South Africa. I use outcomes harvesting mostly for evaluating progress of social justice advocacy initiatives and outcomes of training initiatives.  I also support funders in using it for monitoring progress and strategic learning about their grantmaking portfolios. OH can reveal processes and patterns of change …

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Outcome Harvesting Week: Using Outcome Harvesting Principles to Enhance Equity and Inclusion by Heidi Schaeffer

Hi, I’m Heidi Schaeffer, chair of the global Outcome Mapping Learning Community and mentee of Ricardo Wilson-Grau, author of  Outcome Harvesting: Principles, Steps and Evaluation Applications. My consulting focuses on multi-partner strategy, monitoring and evaluation for community health and wellbeing. I use an equity-informed Outcome Harvesting approach to monitor health equity with healthcare organizations that …

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Outcome Harvesting Week: Outcome Harvesting as a Monitoring Approach by Goele Scheers

Hi, I am Goele Scheers, an independent M&E consultant based in Belgium.  I have worked closely with Ricardo Wilson-Grau since Outcome Harvesting (OH) was being developed and was working on an OH evaluation with him throughout his final year of life. I have always used OH for both monitoring and evaluation. Outcome Harvesting works well …

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Outcome Harvesting Week: Outcome Harvesting Principles by Michael Quinn Patton

I’m Michael Quinn Patton, author of Principles-Focused Evaluation: The GUIDE (2018).  Chapter 32 in that book presents the Principles of Outcome Harvesting by Ricardo Wilson-Grau. Since Ricardo is tragically no longer with us, excerpts from his chapter allow him to contribute to this series, which he had planned to do. The essence of Outcome Harvesting …

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Outcome Harvesting Week: What is Outcome Harvesting? Barbara Klugman, Heather Britt and Heidi Schaeffer

            Hello, we are your blog series hosts, Barbara Klugman, Heather Britt and Heidi Schaeffer, colleagues of Ricardo Wilson-Grau, the originator of Outcome Harvesting.  Ricardo mentored and inspired many members of the AEA community.  Sadly, he passed away on December 31, 2018. This series of posts on Outcome Harvesting is …

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Creating Mobile-Friendly Content for Social Media by Jayne Corso

Hi my name is Jayne Corso and I am the Community Manager for AEA. 79 percent of smartphone owners check their device within 15 minutes of waking, according to Smart Insights. Many of you are probably guilty of this trend, which will continue to evolve in 2018. This means that social media content needs to be tailored …

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When to Post on Social Media – and Does It Matter? by Jessica Byrnes

Hi, I’m Jessica Byrnes, and I’m a member of the AEA marketing team. Did you know that there’s a science to receiving maximum engagement on your social content? It’s true! Capturing your audience’s attention often comes down to timing – when you choose to hit send on your posts. So, what are the best hours …

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Strengthening the Field of Philanthropic Evaluation by Clare Nolan and Meg Long by Clare Nolan and Meg Long

We are Clare Nolan, Co-Founder of Engage R+D, and Meg Long, President, of Equal Measure. As leaders of evaluation firms dedicated to working with social sector organizations to deepen their impact, we recognize the importance of network strategies as a way to advance field development and learning. At the recent 2018 AEA conference, we convened …

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Identifying scammers in online studies by Elizabeth Cook, Makedah Johnson, and Jennifer Manlove

Greetings! We’re Elizabeth Cook, Makedah Johnson, and Jennifer Manlove, researchers at Child Trends, a non-profit research organization in Bethesda, MD. We are evaluating an innovative web-based mobile app designed to prevent teen pregnancy. Since this intervention takes place exclusively online and by text message, we rarely have direct contact with our study participants, so it …

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Perfecting Stakeholder Involvement by Mary Lou D’Allegro

My name is Mary Lou D’Allegro and I am the Vice-President for Academic Affairs at Columbia State Community College.  I am responsible for the quality of our programs and the faculty who teach in those programs. There is not much that is NOT evaluated in higher education.  The double negative was intended.  Yet, for all …

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