Tag archive for evaluation use

How can findings influence decision-making? [Guest post by Jonathan O’Reilly]

How can findings influence decision-making? [Guest post by Jonathan O’Reilly]

After spending the past couple years as an internal evaluator, I decided to start addressing other internal evaluators’ questions, comments, and concerns. I’ll be sharing their questions on my blog, connecting them to other evaluators, and offering advice from my own experiences with internal evaluation….

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Evaluation Methods for Public Engagement Projects [Guest post by Eric Abdullateef]

Evaluation Methods for Public Engagement Projects [Guest post by Eric Abdullateef]

Today’s guest commentary is from Eric Abdullateef, the friendliest evaluator you’ll ever meet. I met Eric at the American Evaluation Association’s conference last fall and was thrilled to learn that he was a fellow Washingtonian. Although we see each other at the Washington Evaluators monthly…

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My inner evaluation demons [Guest cartoon from Chris Lysy]

My inner evaluation demons [Guest cartoon from Chris Lysy]

We all have our inner evaluation demons. In my quest towards evaluation use, I encounter this little angel and demon on a near-daily basis: What are you inner evaluation demons, and how do you battle them? Is it possible to strike a balance between your…

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My ongoing quest to define a “culture of learning”

My ongoing quest to define a “culture of learning”

Data, research, and evaluation have been on everyone’s radar for a while now. Schools took data seriously after NCLB in 2001, and nonprofits and their donors are also starting to take a closer look at their numbers. Data’s exciting, but using data to inform action…

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