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How We Think About Setbacks Matters

EVALUATION TRAININGS By Jill Iman, Director of Evaluation, Research and Implementation Science Imagine this Situation Imagine that both Jada and Levi are in a middle school science class and each of us fails the mid-term test. Do you think Jada and Levi will each interpret that F the same? And, what will their classmates think about [...]

By | 2017-02-01T10:51:33+00:00 February 2nd, 2017|Blog, Evaluation, Implementation Science|0 Comments

GIS, Evaluation & Data Visualization

By Aaron Schonhoff, Joining Vision and Action (JVA) JVA'S EVALUATION TRAININGS The importance of high-quality data evaluation. Evaluation is the process of demonstrating the effectiveness of an organization’s efforts to reach and affect their intended audience. In any attempt to report an organization’s ability to show their efforts, data visualization is critical in convincing [...]

By | 2017-05-15T10:37:21+00:00 January 18th, 2017|Blog, Evaluation, Unconsultants|0 Comments

Data Walk: A New Engagement Approach

By Jill Iman, Ph.D., Joining Vision and Action The American Evaluation Association’s 2016 conference theme was Evaluation + Design, focusing on how the integration of design into evaluation can strengthen programs, benefit the environment and improve the lives of people. For me, one of the most important takeaways was the reminder of the infinite [...]

By | 2017-01-07T18:50:12+00:00 November 1st, 2016|Blog, Evaluation|0 Comments

The Impact of Program Evaluation

By Gayle Warner, Director of Grants and Program Strategy Why is program evaluation important? My 25-year nonprofit career challenged me to develop programs that would impact a person’s life – whether it was about finishing high school and/or being the first-generation graduate from college. Often, I worked hand in hand with local and national [...]

By | 2017-01-07T18:50:15+00:00 April 1st, 2016|Evaluation, Fundraising, Policy and advocacy|0 Comments