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Greg Lestikow and Fatima Frank on Three Basic Evaluation Presentations

Hello, we are Greg Lestikow, CEO and Fatima Frank, Project Manager of evalû, a small consulting firm that focuses exclusively on rigorous evaluations of social and economic development initiatives.  We champion impact evaluation that maintains academic rigor but is based entirely on our clients’ need to improve strategic and operational effectiveness and increase profitability. We …

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June Gothberg on Creating Presentations Potent for All

Greetings, I am June Gothberg and assisting with AEA’s Potent Presentations Initiative (p2i). Today, I want to share with you how to design presentations for all audience members. It is important that presentations are readable, navigable, and understandable. Lesson Learned: Your audience is likely to be diverse. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates: 7-8% of …

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Susan Kistler on Whether to Prezi or not to Prezi

I’m Susan Kistler, the American Evaluation Association’s Executive Director and aea365 Saturday contributor. Today I want to talk about one of the hot debates in presentation delivery: To Prezi or not to Prezi, that is the question. For the uninitiated, Prezi is a presentation tool that is a possible replacement for PowerPoint. It allows the …

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Stephanie Evergreen on the Potent Presentations Initiative Website

Hey there. I’m Stephanie Evergreen, AEA’s eLearning Initiatives Director and general data communications geek. Susan Kistler has a family obligation this weekend, so I’m stepping in to share with you the newest developments in AEA’s Potent Presentations Initiative (p2i). You’ve heard about p2i, right? It is a new initiative to help AEA members improve their …

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Susan Kistler on 4 Must See/Hear Webcasts and Podcasts to Round Out Your Knowledge Base

I’m Susan Kistler, AEA’s Executive Director, and regular aea365 Saturday contributor. I was inspired by Dorian’s 4/28 post on 5 must-read blogs for those working in nonprofits, and thought I would share a few must see/hear webcasts and podcasts with which you may not be familiar. Rad Resource – Videos on Evaluation Methods from UNICEF: …

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Steve Fleming on Using Data Visualization to Communicate with Stakeholders

My name is Steve Fleming, and I am a Senior Systems Analyst for the National Center for Educational Achievement (NCEA) in Austin, TX. NCEA is a department of ACT, Inc., a not-for-profit organization committed to helping people achieve education and workplace success. NCEA builds the capacity of educators and leaders to create educational systems of …

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Susan Kistler on Data Visualization Part II

My name is Susan Kistler, the American Evaluation Association’s Executive Director, and I contribute each Saturday’s post to aea365. One hot topic for me this year is data visualization – representing data in ways that are accurate, accessible, and appealing. My very first aea365 post identified resources for those with interests in data visualization – …

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Susan Kistler on Finding a Great Font to Improve Evaluation Reports and Presentations

I am American Evaluation Association Executive Director Susan Kistler and I contribute each Saturday’s aea365 post. I have a dirty little secret – I’m obsessed with fonts! Stephanie Evergreen recently gave a great AEA Coffee Break Webinar on Graphic Design for Evaluators (she’ll also be expanding on this topic at AEA’s Annual Conference this November). …

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Jim Burdine on Presenting Community Assessment Data to its Community – What to Present

I’m Jim Burdine, Assistant Dean for Public Health Practice and Co-PI/Director of a Prevention Research Center at the School of Rural Public Health, Texas A&M. Over the last 30 years I’ve used community health status assessment as both a community organizing tool and intervention planning tool. In more than 200 different communities (including multiple iterations …

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