principles-focused evaluation

FIE TIG Week: Feminist Evaluation has a Friend in Principles-Focused Evaluation by Donna Podems and Michael Patton

Hello. Michael Patton and I, Donna Podems, wanted to share a new idea that was inspired by the session that Michael, Svetlana Negroustoueva, and I, held at the 2017 American Evaluation Association Conference. Recently, Michael pioneered the concept of Principles Focused Evaluation (PFE). As feminist evaluators, we wondered how, and if, we could apply a …

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PFE Week: Anchoring a complex program with overarching principles by Marah Moore

Hi there! I am Marah Moore, the founder and director of i2i Institute (Inquiry to Insight). We are based in the high desert mountains of Northern New Mexico, and we work on evaluations of complex systems locally, nationally, and internationally. Since 2008 I have been the lead evaluator for the McKnight Foundation’s Collaborative Crop Research Program …

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PFE Week: Waking Lumina: A Personal Principles-Based Evaluation Philosophy by Nora F. Murphy

Hi, I’m Nora F. Murphy, co-founder of TerraLuna Collaborative. I fell in love with the approach when I first practiced it in 2012 as a mother first, and then as an evaluator. In “Principles-Focused Evaluation: The Guide”, I share what it was like to make sense of life after my four-year-old son died. Reflecting on my parenting, …

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PFE Week: Overarching & Operating Principles by Charmagne E. Campbell-Patton

My name is Charmagne E. Campbell-Patton and I am the Director of Organizational Learning and Evaluation at Utilization-Focused Evaluation. Over the last two years, I’ve had the privilege of facilitating the development of principles with a number of different groups. While the processes we used and the principles that emerged were distinct in each case, …

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PFE Week: Focus on principles to enhance the fidelity of Outcome Harvesting by Ricardo Wilson-Grau

I am Ricardo Wilson-Grau, an independent evaluator based in Rio de Janeiro who over the last 15 years developed, with colleagues, the Outcome Harvesting approach to monitoring and evaluating development and social change interventions. I devote a fourth of my time to sharing and learning, including supporting these and other colleagues to use Outcome Harvesting. …

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PFE Week: Evaluating Collaborative Principles Supporting Shared Commitment. The Global Alliance For The Future Of Food by Pablo Vidueira

Hola! My name is Pablo Vidueira. I am an evaluation researcher and consultant working with the Global Alliance for the Future of Food (GA), a collaboration of philanthropic foundations that have come together to strategically push the agenda for more sustainable food systems globally. But how can a group of more than 20 philanthropic foundations, …

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PFE Week: Principles-Focused Evaluation by Michael Quinn Patton

My name is Michael Quinn Patton, author of Principles-Focused Evaluation: The GUIDE.  Principles-based initiatives, including programs, projects, collaborations, and change efforts of all kinds, base what they do and why they do it on guiding principles. Examples: Build mutually respectful relationships Engage in trauma-informed care Act collaboratively Principles inform and guide decisions and choices.  Principles-driven …

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