Jane Davidson on Evaluation Reporting

Kia ora koutou! My name is Jane Davidson and I run an evaluation consulting and capacity building business based in New Zealand. My main clients are NZ central government agencies across multiple sectors (health, education, leadership development, corrections, etc), but I also work with various other kinds of organizations and run evaluation training as well. …

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David Fetterman on Participation and Collaboration

My name is David Fetterman, and I am President and CEO of Fetterman & Associates (with 25 years of experience at Stanford University).  I work in many areas of evaluation including, as you may know – empowerment evaluation.  One of my primary concerns is fostering collaboration in evaluation.  I have presented a few FREE tools …

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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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