SIM TIG Week: Integrating Impact Management Into The Private Equity Lifecycle by Gwendolyn Zorn

Hi – I’m Gwendolyn Zorn, Head of Impact at Phatisa, a sector-specific African private equity fund manager located in and operating across sub-Saharan Africa. Phatisa has three funds under management, totaling more than $400 million, focused on food and affordable housing. When I joined Phatisa in 2017, the firm had a somewhat fundamental understanding of …

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SIM TIG Week: Grantmakers, Grantees and Evaluators Learning Together by Jill Lipski and John Fetzer

Hi, we’re Jill Lipski Cain of The Improve Group and John Fetzer of Northwest Area Foundation. We recently collaborated on an evaluation of the Foundation’s Social Enterprise Initiative, which funded nonprofit social enterprises (NSEs). The evaluation explored 1) the impact of the enterprises for individuals and communities; 2) what it takes for the enterprises to …

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SIM TIG Week: Bridging, Translating and Welcoming Non-evaluators Into AEA, By The Leaders Of The SIM TIG

Hi! We are Courtney Bolinson, Ben Fowler, Leah Goldstein Moses, Sara S. McGarraugh, Jane Reisman, John Sherman and Alyna Wyatt. We are the current leadership team of the Social Impact Measurement TIG, which launched in 2016 to explore ways to bring together evaluation, impact measurement, impact investing and social enterprises. We believe that evaluators have …

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How a Lean Data Approach Can Change Your Effectiveness as an Evaluator by Elizabeth DiLuzio

Hi everyone, Elizabeth DiLuzio here. I’m the newest AEA365 curator and Manager of Evaluation and Strategy at Good Shepherd Services in NYC. Today, I want to share a semi-new approach to impact evaluation called lean data. The use case for a lean data approach is quite compelling: it’s a decision-making tool for when time and …

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TRE TIG Week: Approaches to community engagement in evaluation research to improve translation: Lessons learned from the field by Christina Welter

My name is Christina Welter and I am a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Health Policy and Administration Division and the Interim Director of the DrPH in Leadership at the University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Public Health (UIC SPH). One of my areas of focus and passion includes exploring how community engagement in …

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TRE TIG Week: Community Engagement Support Metrics within Translational Research

 Hi, I’m Grisel M. Robles-Schrader, Director of Evaluation and Stakeholder-Academic Resource Panels (ShARPs) and Director of the Applied Practice Experience at Northwestern University. I am also co-chair of the Latinx Responsive Evaluation Discourse (La RED) TIG. Hi, I’m Keith Herzog, Administrative Director and Assistant Director of Evaluation, Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (NUCATS) and …

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TRE TIG Week: Development and evaluation of a consistent rating tool for knowledge uptake and use: The Knowledge Uptake and Utilization Tool (KUUT) by Kelly Skinner

I am Dr. Kelly Skinner, an independent evaluation consultant and Assistant Professor at the School of Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo (UW) and program lead for the Master of Health Evaluation, and Jasmin Bhawra, a PhD Candidate at UW and evaluation consultant with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health. Our evaluation …

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TRE TIG Week: Adapting a Framework: Moving from Evaluating Science to Evaluating Practice by Lianne Estefan

Hi evaluators – my name is Lianne Estefan. I am a behavioral scientist in the Division of Violence Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As part of this week’s posts showcasing examples of translational research, I am happy to share how we adapted CDC’s Science Impact Framework (SIF) (https://www.cdc.gov/od/science/impact/framework.html), an approach …

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TRE TIG Week: Mapping out Translational Research Stories using the NIEHS Translational Research Framework by Kristi Pettibone

Welcome y’all. I’m Kristi Pettibone and I have been an evaluator with the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) in Durham, NC for almost 10 years. We are one of the 27 institutes that make up the National Institutes of Health and are the only one that is not in the Bethesda/DC area. One …

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TRE TIG Week: Strengthening the Evaluation of the Clinical and Translational Science Awards by Tanha Patel

Hello, my name is Tanha Patel, an evaluator for one of the institutions funded as part of the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program within in the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Clinical and Translational Science (NCATS). Over the past year and a half, I have had the pleasure to work with a …

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