Stephen Gill on Organizational Learning

My name is Stephen J. Gill. I’m author of Developing a Learning Culture in Nonprofit Organizations (SAGE, 2010)*. This might not sound like a book for evaluators, but it is. The book is about how the process of collecting, reflecting on, and learning from evaluative information can help nonprofits become more successful organizations. Nineteen evaluation …

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Susan Kistler on AEA Resources for Finding Work as an Evaluator

My name is Susan Kistler and I am the Executive Director of the American Evaluation Association (AEA). It is my pleasure to contribute each Saturday’s post to the aea365 blog. Are you seeking work in the field of evaluation? Draw upon AEA resources, networks, and colleagues to identify leads. Hot Tip: Find an Evaluator: Create …

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Kristen Cici on Financial Defense Intervals

My name is Kristen Cici, and I am the owner of The Advancement Company (http://www.theadvancementcompany.com) and blogger at NonprofitSOS: http://www.nonprofitsos.com. I tend to primarily work with nonprofit organizations and am interested in nonprofit capacity building. Hot Tip: When most think of evaluation they think of evaluating a program or policy. I like to help people …

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Jack Mills on Project Requirements

My name is Jack Mills, I’m a full-time independent evaluator. My projects are mostly in higher education, evaluating training programs in science and engineering designed to broaden participation in those fields. I also evaluate K-12 education programs designed to improve student achievement. Hot Tip: One thing I’ve learned when setting up the contract for an …

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Paul Duignan on Logic Models

I’m Paul Duignan, I’ve been working in evaluation for twenty years and more recently I’ve combined evaluation with work in the emerging area of what I call ‘outcomes management’. This is the increasing emphasis that people in strategic planning, performance management and outcomes-focused contracting are putting on specifying, measuring and attributing outcomes. Because of our …

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Tarek Azzam on Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Hello my name is Tarek Azzam and I am an assistant research faculty member at Claremont Graduate University. I am interested in incorporating geography into our evaluation analysis, and reporting. I’ve found many tools that can help us do this through the use of GIS enabled websites like maps.google.com and many-eyes.com. Hot Tip: you can …

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Amy Germuth on reports and checklists

My name is Amy A. Germuth, President of EvalWorks, LLC (http://EvalWorks.com) and owner/blogger at EvalThoughts.com. I’ve worked over the last year on improving my evaluation reports to better meet my client’s needs and have a few great resources to help you do the same. Rad Resource: “Unlearning Some of our Social Scientist Habits” by Jane …

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