Tag archive for Washington Evaluators

Developing a One-Page Annual Report

Developing a One-Page Annual Report

At a recent Board of Directors meeting: “I think I’ll design a one-page annual report for the Washington Evaluators!” Draft 1 At the meeting: “Which metrics would we include? Maybe stats about the number of members, number of events held, brown bag topics….?” Look closely, can…

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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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“We are seeing the same thing:” Potent presenters connect with their audience [Guest post by Mika Yoder Yamashita]

“We are seeing the same thing:” Potent presenters connect with their audience [Guest post by Mika Yoder Yamashita]

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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Evaluators interviewing evaluators

Evaluators interviewing evaluators

When I get my New Directions for Evaluation journal from the American Evaluation Association in the mail every few months, I like to skim through the articles during my metro ride to work. I recently read about an evaluator’s experiences at the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) and I…

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