Empowerment Evaluation and ChatGPT by David Fetterman

Hi.  I am David Fetterman.  I am the president of Fetterman & Associates, an international evaluation firm.  I am also a past-president of the American Evaluation Association and a co-chair of the Collaborative, Participatory, and Empowerment Evaluation TIG.  I am the founder of empowerment evaluation and I see some parallels between empowerment evaluation and the artificial intelligence tool ChapGPT.

We Know Us: Guide to Participatory Meaning Making with Young People by Kim Sabo Flores and Andrea Juarez Mendoza

Hi I’m Kim Sabo Flores, CEO and co-founder of Hello Insight, an online learning and evaluation platform that supports thousands of youth-serving nonprofits across the country to continuously learn and improve their work with data and insights from young people. And I’m Andrea Juarez Mendoza, a participatory researcher with twenty years of experience engaging youth in social justice inquiry and action.

The Power of Stories in Evaluation by Quisha Brown

Hi, I’m Quisha Brown, co-founder of Humanistic Care, LLC, an organization offering culturally responsive solutions to tough challenges faced by nonprofits serving marginalized people. I’m also the creator of the Progressive Outcomes Scale Logic Model (POSLM) which provides a culturally responsive approach to logic modeling. This blog post discusses AEA’s 2023 Conference Theme, “The Power of Story ” and my hopes for what information this conference will provide.

FIE TIG Week: Rituu Nanda and The story of gender and evaluation in an online community

Hi, I am Rituu B Nanda and I work on M&E, community engagement, participatory action research and knowledge management. I work with multiple organisations like Institute of Social Studies Trust (ISST), Anti-Slavery International, and Constellation. I moderate an international online community of practice (CoP) – Gender and Evaluation – under ISST’s project “Engendering Policy through Evaluation.”

FIE TIG Week: Donna M. Mertens on Evaluation’s Contribution to Solving Wicked Problems

My name is Donna M. Mertens and I am an independent consultant based in Washington DC; my work is both domestic and international. I had the honor of being the keynote speaker at the Minnesota Evaluation Studies Institute (MESI) in March 2015. The MESI theme was Social Justice amidst Standards and Accountability: The Challenge for Evaluation. The concept of social justice in the context of evaluation implies that evaluators can play a role in addressing those wicked problems that persist in society, such as violence, lack of access to quality education for all, poverty, substance abuse, and environmental pollution.

FIE TIG Week: Reflections on being a feminist evaluator. Also, an invitation to others to be one because we ALL have what it takes by Divya Bheda

Hello! I am Dr. Divya Bheda, you can find more about me here, and I am a feminist and an evaluator—i.e., a feminist evaluator. Over the last decade of being one, I often revisit what being a feminist evaluator means to me. Today, I thought I would share my current perspective with you.

FIE TIG Week: The power of stories and woman to create change: Sophonisba Breckenridge, Edith Abbott and innovative evaluation by Michelle DiStefano

Thank you for pausing during your busy day to read this post, I’m Michelle DiStefano. I am fortunate and humbled to combine my passions and work as the Community Research Associate Director for the Pace Center for Girls (Pace) in Jacksonville, FL. Pace believes in creating a just and equitable future where the young women we serve have power.