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Teaching Tips Week: Helen Holmquist-Johnson on Teaching Evaluability Assessment

My name is Helen Holmquist-Johnson and I teach a course in program evaluation to Master’s of Social Work students. This tip is on the facilitation of an evaluability assessment – a pre-evaluation tool. Hot Tip: The evaluability assessment has been likened to grooming the slopes before skiing which is a fitting metaphor to use with …

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Nicola Dawkins on Evaluability Assessment and Systematic Screening Assessment

My name is Nicola Dawkins, and I am a Principal with ICF Macro. As an international evaluation, research, and management consulting firm, our work focuses on assessing and strengthening health and other social programs and policies for an array of governmental clients. As evaluators, I know we are acutely familiar with the limited resources generally …

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A Look at Language Week: It’s Time to Move Away From Opaque Evaluation Concepts by Melissa Chapman Haynes

I’m Melissa Chapman Haynes, Director of Evaluation at Professional Data Analysts and adjunct at the University of Minnesota. Each spring I teach an Evaluation Internship course to graduate students from various sectors. And each spring this is the one time that I utter a couple of words that make me cringe. I use these words …

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NA TIG Week: Using a Logic Model Framework to Plan an Evaluation by Sue Hamann

I’m Sue Hamann and have worked as an Evaluator for almost 40 years and am currently employed at the National Institutes of Health as a Health Scientist and Science Evaluation Officer. Many people new to evaluation are assigned to work as evaluators. My tips today are for those novice evaluators who need some help getting …

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Navigating Organizational Politics and Paving the Way for Real Organizational Change by Cynthia Cortez

I’m Cynthia Cortez, current Director of Evaluation and Learning at Bresee Foundation, a multi-service non-profit focused on battling poverty. My experience in promoting organizational improvement as an internal evaluator has taught me something very important: recognize how politics mediates improvement. Politics. Yes, I know it can be triggering. Yet, it’s always present and as a professor used …

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Assessing the Feasibility of Conducting a Retrospective Impact Evaluation by Larry Dershem, Ashley Bishop, and Brad Kerner

Greetings! We are Larry Dershem (Senior Advisor, Research & Evaluation), Ashley Bishop (Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisor), and Brad Kerner (Senior Director, Sponsorship Program) working for Save the Children (SC), which is an international relief and development organization that seeks to ensure children survive, learn, and are protected internationally and in the US. A retrospective …

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Assessing the Feasibility of Conducting a Retrospective Impact Evaluation by Larry Dershem, Ashley Bishop, and Brad Kerner

Greetings! We are Larry Dershem (Senior Advisor, Research & Evaluation), Ashley Bishop (Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisor), and Brad Kerner (Senior Director, Sponsorship Program) working for Save the Children (SC), which is an international charitable relief and development organization that seeks to ensure children survive, learn, and are protected internationally and in the US. A …

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PFE Week: Principles-Focused Evaluation by Michael Quinn Patton

My name is Michael Quinn Patton, author of Principles-Focused Evaluation: The GUIDE.  Principles-based initiatives, including programs, projects, collaborations, and change efforts of all kinds, base what they do and why they do it on guiding principles. Examples: Build mutually respectful relationships Engage in trauma-informed care Act collaboratively Principles inform and guide decisions and choices.  Principles-driven …

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NPF TIG Week: When Logic Models Alone Just Won’t Do—Use a Conceptual Framework! by Kristina Jamal and Jacqueline Singh

Greetings, we are Kristina Jamal and Jacqueline Singh. In addition to being NPFTIG members, we serve on the PDTIG leadership team. Kristina is founder of Open Hearts Helping Hands (OH3), a nonprofit that collaborates with student-focused organizations and community members. Jacqueline is an evaluation/program design advisor and founder of Qualitative Advantage, LLC. We started working together …

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WE Week: David J. Bernstein and Kathy Newcomer on Issues and Solutions in Government Evaluation Contracting

We are David J. Bernstein, a Senior Study Director with Westat, founding chair of the AEA Government Evaluation Topical Interest Group, and President-elect of Washington Evaluators, the DC area affiliate of AEA, and Kathy Newcomer, Director of the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Administration at George Washington University, a former AEA Board Member, and …

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