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Peter Drucker on self-assessment and leadership

Posted by on September 6th, 2006 0 comments

This article by Peter Drucker, written in 1999, talks about the important role of self-assessment (a.k.a. self-evaluation) in the nonprofit sector. I think one major “take-home message” of this article is that nonprofits, like for-profit organizations, have a bottom line for which they are accountable. The nonprofit’s “bottom-line” is changing lives. I also like his… Read More »

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Participatory evaluation methods sessions at AEA

Posted by on September 5th, 2006 0 comments

Participatory evaluation methods are designed to bring a broad range of project stakeholders into decisions about program evaluation. These stakeholders make decisions about what is evaluated, how it is evaluated, and how results are analyzed and reported. Because of the NNLM’s focus on partnerships with other organizations, the OERC is emphasizing participatory methods during the… Read More »

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American Evaluation Association Conference in November

Posted by on September 5th, 2006 0 comments

The American Evaluation Association is an international professional organization for evaluators from more disciplines than most of us probably can imagine. Part of the organization’s mission is to provide affordable training to those who want to (or are required to) improve their evaluation skills This year, the annual conference is in Portland, Oregon, Nov. 1-4,… Read More »

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Formatting Survey Questions – Advice from Dillman

Posted by on September 1st, 2006 0 comments

Donald Dillman is probably the most recognized scholar of social science survey research. He has done numerous experiments about the effect of item formats on how people respond to survey items. For instance, in “check all that apply” survey questions, the items at the top get the most responses because respondents stop reading halfway through… Read More »

Posted in: Practical Evaluation, Questionnaires and Surveys

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