Gail Krc on Evaluation Resources

My name is Gail Krc. I am the evaluation team leader for the Wisconsin Department of Health Services’ Office of Policy Initiatives and Budget, Policy and Research Section. I’d like to share information about the evaluation resource guide we developed. Resource: Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Evaluation Resource Guide. This free resource provides links …

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Frances Carter on Evaluating the Race Matters Toolkit and Resources for Student Evaluators

I am Frances Carter, a Public Policy PhD Candidate at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. As a member of AEA’s 2009-2010 cohort of GEDIs (pronounced JEDI; acronym for Graduate Education and Diversity Internship), I developed an evaluation plan for the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Race Matter’s Toolkit. The Race Matters Toolkit (RMT) was designed …

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Gene Shackman on Free Statistical Packages

I’m Gene Shackman, an applied sociologist in Albany, NY. A project of mine is the website “Free Resources for Program Evaluation and Social Research Methods.” One tool for researchers is data and data analysis. There are many commercial programs, but for small non profits, especially in these poor economic times, the cost of these packages …

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Scribing: Summer Jackson on Insights Into Foundation Evaluation

My name is Summer N. Jackson and I am an Associate at jdcPartnerships in California. jdcPartnerships is a minority woman-owned consulting firm located in the San Francisco Bay Area that work in the social, philanthropic and public sectors. We partner with our clients to build their adaptive, strategic and leadership capacity through assessment and evaluation, …

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Susan Kistler on Learning From and Reporting Subscriber and Pageview Data

I’m Susan Kistler, the American Evaluation Association’s Executive Director, and I contribute each Saturday’s aea365 post. The start of the year seemed like a good time to look reflectively at 2010 monitoring data for aea365. Lesson Learned – Compile information from multiple sources: Back in May, I wrote about monitoring blog use using Feedburner and …

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Paul Duignan on DoView and Visually Representing Outcomes

AEA365 began on January 1, 2010. Before we promoted this resource, we reached out to dedicated authors who believed in the project in order to populate the site with starter content. Those who contributed in week 1 wrote for an audience of fewer than 10. One year later we have over 1500 subscribers and are …

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Tarek Azzam on Free Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Tools

AEA365 began on January 1, 2010. Before we promoted this resource, we reached out to dedicated authors who believed in the project in order to populate the site with starter content. Those who contributed in week 1 wrote for an audience of fewer than 10. One year later we have over 1500 subscribers and are …

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