Adaptive Capacity Assessment in Times of Corona by Jennifer Cohen & Batya Kallus

We are Jennifer (Jenny) Cohen (Evaluation Capacity-Building) and Batya Kallus (Israel Director) at the Social Venture Fund for Jewish-Arab Equality and Shared Society.  Lessons Learned: Learning and evaluation at non-profit organizations, as many of us know, often take a backseat during times of crisis. Many evaluators and foundation professionals committed to organizational learning of us …

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Designing Accessible Digital Evaluation Materials by Don Glass

Hi, I am Don Glass, a DC-based developmental evaluator, learning designer, and proud member of the Disabilities and Underrepresented Populations TIG. COVID-19 has increased our reliance on- and maybe fast-tracked- our use of digital and online communication to serve our diverse evaluation clients and audiences. This is an opportunity to push our evaluation communication design …

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Introducing a New Research Guide on How to Evaluate Use of Guidelines by Melissa Jennings

I’m Melissa Jennings, and I work in the Division of Laboratory Systems in the Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in Atlanta, Georgia. I’m excited to share a new resource from the CDC that includes open-access materials for evaluating how guidelines are applied in public …

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Interviews: The Right Tool for Me? by Beverly Peters

Greetings! I am Beverly Peters, an assistant professor of Measurement and Evaluation at American University. I have over 25 years of experience teaching, researching, and evaluating community development and governance projects, mainly in southern Africa. I have spent the bulk of my career using qualitative methods to evaluate projects; and write a blog for American University …

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4 Ways Members are Using the AEA Guiding Principles by Sarah Heath

Hello! I’m Sarah Heath (Instructor at the University of Winnipeg) and I’m a member of the AEA Guiding Principles Working Group. We have been tasked with finding creative ways to build awareness of the 2018-updated AEA Evaluators’ Ethical Guiding Principles among AEA members. As a working group member, I’ve become fascinated by the different ways …

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Artificial Intelligence in Evaluation: Transcription with Otter by Tatiana Masters

How can an adorable marine mammal help with my qualitative evaluation work, you ask? I’m Tatiana Masters with Evaluation Specialists, and I’m going to tell you. At Evaluation Specialists, we work with non-profit, philanthropic, and government clients to help them evaluate and improve their education, prevention, health promotion, and social service programming. Because lots of …

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RT&C Week: Are we loving bravely enough? by Tom Kelly, Shiree Teng & Audrey Jordan

At the Evaluation 2019 closing plenary in Minneapolis Jennifer Greene invited the audience of evaluators to consider how to include and prioritize grace in our evaluations. Just a few months before AEA2019 Shiree Teng and Sammy Nuñez had just published, “Measuring Love in the Journey for Justice: A Brown Paper,” where they underscore that our …

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RT&C Week: Using Reflexivity to Build Relationships, Trust, & Connection in Challenging Times and Beyond by Elizabeth Taylor-Schiro

Aaniin indinawemaaganag (Hello friends/colleagues), I’m Elizabeth Taylor-Schiro/Biidaabinikwe (St. Croix Chippewa/Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe), Independent Evaluation and Research Consultant and Program Chair for AEA’s Indigenous Peoples in Evaluation TIG.  As a doctoral student whose research focuses on identity and reflexivity in evaluation, I hadn’t anticipated the level of reflexivity that I’d need to practice in 2020. …

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RT&C Week: Building Trust, an Essential Activity for Evaluators by Rakesh Mohan

Namaste! I’m Rakesh Mohan, Director of the Office of Performance Evaluations (OPE). My office is an independent, nonpartisan agency of the Idaho Legislature. OPE’s mission is to promote confidence and accountability in state government. For people to have confidence in government, they need to trust their government officials. Unfortunately, that trust is a scarcity these …

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RT&C Week: Relationships and Reflective Practice by Trilby Smith & Kris Archie

Hi, we’re Kris Archie and Trilby Smith. Kris is the CEO of The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples, and Trilby is an independent evaluator. We met while working on an initiative called Fostering Change, and have developed a deep working relationship and friendship over the past five years. Gratitude goes to Libby Smith for …

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