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You might be an evaluator if…

You might be an evaluator if…

…You see (poorly made) stacked bar charts when everyone else sees children’s cartoon characters.

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My Bank of Youth Focus Group Questions

My Bank of Youth Focus Group Questions

I’m teaching my teammate about the ins and outs of planning, conducting, and sharing results from focus groups with youth. Today’s lesson was about 1) collaborating with program staff and/or funders to figure out what type of information they’re most interested in and 2) turning those interests into focus…

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What does capacity building look like on a day-to-day basis? … Part 2

What does capacity building look like on a day-to-day basis? … Part 2

As an internal evaluator, capacity building is a huge part of my job. Evaluators talk about capacity building all the time, but what does it really look like? On the front lines? In a community-based youth center? I recently shared some notes from my algebra…

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Best and worst jobs of 2012 – it’s looking good for evaluators!

Best and worst jobs of 2012 – it’s looking good for evaluators!

I’ve always thought program evaluation is one of the best jobs in the world… and now I have the data to back it up! Check out the Wall Street Journal’s Best and Worst Jobs of 2012. “Evaluator” wasn’t on their list, but hey, we wear…

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Helpful hints for job-hunting evaluators

Helpful hints for job-hunting evaluators

I recently accepted a new evaluation position, so I’m helping my teammate find a replacement for me. We’ve received more than a dozen resumes over the past two days, and I’d like to share some lessons learned throughout this process. Here are some helpful hints for job-hunting…

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