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Should Evaluators Share Statistical Results During Evaluation Conferences?

Should Evaluators Share Statistical Results During Evaluation Conferences?

I’m asking evaluators and non-evaluators to think about some of the most effective conference presentations they’ve seen as part of the American Evaluation Association’s new Potent Presentations Initiative (P2i). When talking about the ingredients for great presentations, Herb Baum commented, “Do not present results unless…

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Is the Evaluation Hurting the Program?

Is the Evaluation Hurting the Program?

We were extremely fortunate to have past and present Presidents of the American Evaluation Association as our guest speakers at the 2012 Eastern Evaluation Research Society’s conference – Eleanor Chelimsky, Jennifer Greene, and Rodney Hopson. Even though the conference was a couple weeks ago, I’m…

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We are Seeing the Same Thing: Potent Presenters Connect with Their Audience

We are Seeing the Same Thing: Potent Presenters Connect with Their Audience

As part of the American Evaluation Association’s Potent Presentations Initiative, I’ve been asking people to think about some of the most effective presentations they’ve seen (conference presentations, grad school classes, webinars, you name it). I hope you enjoy reading Mika Yoder Yamashita’s explanation about the best…

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My Evaluation Pre-Test for Non-Evaluators

My Evaluation Pre-Test for Non-Evaluators

I love helping non-evaluators use results to improve programs. Click here to read what I’m aiming for in this quest for evaluation use. Sometimes program staff already know a lot about evaluation. Often, I’m teaching them about evaluation for the first time. So where do…

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What are the Trends in Nonprofit Evaluation?

What are the Trends in Nonprofit Evaluation?

I’ve been thinking about patterns in nonprofit program evaluation and performance management. Here’s what I’ve noticed: Funders are getting excited about data and evaluation! This means… Funders encourage/require  nonprofits to demonstrate the immediate effects of their work (i.e. detailed output data and short-term outcomes included…

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