David Erickson on Measuring the Social Impact of Investments

I am David Erickson, the Manager for the Center for Community Development Investments at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. In the community development finance and socially-motivated investing worlds, there is both universal agreement for the need for better social outcome measurements and no consensus on how to do it. And yet the pressure …

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Kylie Hutchinson on High Impact Low Tech Reporting Options

My name is Kylie Hutchinson.  I am an independent evaluation consultant and trainer with Community Solutions Planning & Evaluation.  I am one of the facilitators of the Canadian Evaluation Society’s Essential Skills Series course in Canada and regularly present a workshop on Effective Reporting Techniques for Evaluators at AEA conferences and the AEA Summer Institute.  …

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Susan Kistler on Sharing Your Ideas on Including Gender and Identity to Win a Copy of Finding Out

I’m Susan Kistler, the American Evaluation Association’s Executive Director, and I contribute each Saturday’s aea365 post. In last week’s post, I told you how to win a copy of Evaluation Strategies for Communicating and Reporting by suggesting your favorite (or a hated) data visualization via the aea365 comments. Hot Tip: We received lots of great …

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LGBT Week: John Daws on Submitting a Conference Proposal to the LGBT TIG for Evaluation 2011

Hi. I’m John Daws, a Senior Research Specialist in the Frances McClelland Institute for Children, Youth, and Families at the University of Arizona, in Tucson. I’m here to ask you to consider submitting a conference proposal to the LGBT Issues Topical Interest Group for the American Evaluation Association Annual Conference. Have you worked on an …

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LGBT Week: Joseph Kosciw on Making Schools Safe and Affirming Places to Learn for LGBT Students

I am Joseph Kosciw, Senior Director of Research & Strategic Initiatives, at the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN). GLSEN has worked for over 20 years to ensure safe schools for all students, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. For 10 of those years, GLSEN has been documenting the school experiences …

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LGBT Week: Robin Lin Miller & Miles McNall on Putting Disempowered People at the Center of the Evaluation

Can community members be meaningfully engaged in evaluations when time is short? Our experience suggests that they can. We are Robin Lin Miller and Miles McNall. Robin is Professor of Ecological and Community Psychology and Miles is Associate Director of the Community Evaluation and Research Collaborative, both at Michigan State University. We have evaluated community-based …

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LGBT Week: Joe Heimlich on Why Ask Questions?

Greetings! I’m Joe Heimlich, a Professor at The Ohio State University with Extension, the School of Environment & Natural Resources, and the Environmental Science Graduate Program. I’m also a Senior Research Associate with the Institute for Learning Innovation. This year, along with John Daws, I’m Program co-Chair for the AEA LGBT Issues TIG. Hot Tip: …

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LGBT Week: Denice Cassaro on Using Open-Ended Demographic Categories to Learn About Race, Ethnicity, Sex, and Gender

My name is Denice Cassaro. I am strongly committed to serving as a positive social change agent and educator through the use of evaluation processes. I have found incorporating queer/feminist/critical race theories helpful by the challenges offered in: understanding concepts of identities (race/ethnicity, sex/gender, sexual orientation/preference) as socially constructed not minimizing the impact/meaning of intersecting …

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LGBT Week: Käri Greene on Issues of Gender and Sexuality in Evaluation

My name is Käri Greene and I’m a Senior Research Analyst at an intergovernmental agency for the Oregon Public Health Division and Multnomah County Health Department, as well as a co-Chair for the LGBT Issues TIG. Our TIG explores areas of sexuality, gender and identity as they relate to evaluation theory, practice, and use, specifically …

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Susan Kistler on Suggesting Data Visualizations to Win a Copy of Evaluation Strategies for Communicating and Reporting

I’m Susan Kistler, the American Evaluation Association’s Executive Director, and I contribute each Saturday’s aea365 post. What a great week of content on Data Visualization and Reporting (DVR)! Thanks to everyone who contributed, commented, and collaborated to make it happen. I’m excited to explore the breadth and depth of DVR resources and believe that this …

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