AZENet Week: Counting the Uncounted: Affirming Evaluation Practices for Transgender and Non-binary (TNB) Populations by Trey Jenkins & Isaac Akapnitis

Isaac Akapnitis, LMSW and Trey Jenkins, MSW are first year doctoral students and staff at the Arizona State University Center of Applied Behavioral Health Policy interested in studying Transgender and Non-binary (TNB) health and wellness. In their experiences as researchers, community advocates, and as members of the TNB community, they are particularly interested in how …

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AZENet Week: Beyond the Comfort Zone: Learning Quickly in the Information Age by Meagan Schlinkert & David Schlinkert

Hello! We are Meagan Schlinkert, MPH and David Schlinkert, Ph.D., MPA, Co-Founders of SCHLink, LLC, a research, evaluation, and data communications consulting company in Arizona. We have extensive experience evaluating government grants and nonprofit organizations, with a specific focus on health, human services, and international development. In the research world, there are two specialty tracks, …

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AZENet Week: The Power of Listening in Evaluation by Hildie Cohen

Hi! I’m Hildie Cohen, Research Director at NORC at the University of Chicago. Listening and pausing is a skill that I am constantly practicing in my work managing research and evaluation projects. I must listen to clients in order to design evaluation plans, reports, and deliverables that meet the goals of the project. I must …

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AZENet Week: Show Up and Do the Work: How to Build Bridges between Research and Communities of Color to Improve Research Turnout by Cynthia Mackey

Hello AEA crew! My name is Cynthia Mackey, MSW and I am a doctoral student within the School of Social Work at Arizona State University. Over the years, I have collaborated with a number of nonprofit organizations who work directly with racially and ethnically diverse communities. While sharing our work, I learned one of the …

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AZENet Week: Evaluation as Accompaniment by Abby Henderson

My name is Abby Henderson, MS and I work as an Analyst & Project Coordinator at Arizona State University. My work is split between the Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy in the Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center and the Center for Emergency Management and Homeland Security. I also serve as the External Communications Chair of …

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I Had a Meeting on Zoom Today by Kylie Hutchinson

Hi, I’m Kylie Hutchinson. I’m an independent evaluator with Community Solutions Planning & Evaluation and author of three books about evaluation and program planning: A Short Primer on Innovative Evaluation Reporting, Evaluation Failures: 22 Tales of Mistakes Made and Lessons Learned, and Survive and Thrive: Three Steps to Securing Your Program’s Sustainability. Every year I …

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Lessons Learned Moderating Virtual Focus Groups During a Pandemic by Jacob Schreiber by Cha-Chi Fung

Hello! I’m Jacob Schreiber, Instructor of Clinical Medical Education and I’m Cha-Chi Fung, Assistant Dean of Medical Education at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. We frequently employ focus groups in evaluation and institutional research to collect valuable insights about our medical students’ classroom and clinical activities. The Covid-19 pandemic has made it impossible …

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Building Capacity and Fostering Enthusiasm for Internal Evaluation by Chantal Hoff

Hello! I’m Chantal Hoff, Manager of Research and Evaluation at Children’s Health Fund and lead evaluator of the Healthy and Ready to Learn Initiative. Working as an internal evaluator on a small but mighty evaluation team of two, I think a lot about how to extend evaluation capacity at our small non-profit, as well as …

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Analyzing Interview Data by Beverly Peters

Greetings! I am Beverly Peters, assistant professor of Measurement and Evaluation at American University. This is the final article in a 5-part series on Using Interviews for Monitoring and Evaluation. In previous articles, we discussed conducting good interviews, including crafting good questions and interview guides, and learning the skills of a good interviewer.   Before you …

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SIM TIG Week: The Growing Case for Evaluation in Social Finance and Impact Investing by Veronica Olazabal

Hey there! Veronica Olazabal, Rockefeller Foundation and incoming President-elect for AEA here to ask you a question: How are we holding ourselves accountable to the trillions of private sector dollars directed toward generating social and environmental good? Building on a rich and growing evidence-base, transparency in social finance was a topic discussed at AEA20 with …

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