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5 Things I Found Out as an Evaluation Newbie

Posted by on March 10th, 2017 0 comments

Since joining the NEO in October, I have learned a lot about the world of evaluation. Here are 5 things that have made me rethink how I approach evaluation, program planning, and overall life. #1: Anyone can do evaluation Think about a project that you are working on at work. Now take out your favorite… Read More »

Posted in: Practical Evaluation

Feb

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A Logic Model Hack: The Project Reality Check

Posted by on February 24th, 2017 0 comments

Logic models just may be the duct tape of the evaluation world. A logic model’s usefulness extends well beyond initial project planning. (If you aren’t familiar with logic models, here’s a fun introduction.)  Today’s post starts a new NEO Shop Talk series to take our readers beyond Logic Models 101. We call this series Logic… Read More »

Posted in: Logic Models, Practical Evaluation

Feb

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Got Documents? How to Do a Document Review

Posted by on February 10th, 2017 0 comments

Are you an introvert?  Then I have an evaluation method for you: document review. You usually you can do this method from the comfort of your own office. No scary interactions with strangers. Truth is, my use of existing data in evaluation seldom rises to the definition of true document review.  I usually read through… Read More »

Posted in: Practical Evaluation, Qualitative Methods

Jan

27

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Failure IS an Option: Measuring and Reporting It

Posted by on January 27th, 2017 0 comments

Failure.  We all know it’s good for us.  We learn from failure, right? In Batman Begins, Bruce Wayne’s dad says “Why do we fall, Bruce? So we can learn to pick ourselves up.”  But sometimes failure, like falling, isn’t much fun (although, just like falling, sometimes it is fun for the other people around you)…. Read More »

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Jan

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Beyond the Memes: Evaluating Your Social Media Strategy – Part 2

Posted by on January 20th, 2017 0 comments

In my last post, I wrote about how to create social media outcomes for your organization. This week, we will take a look at writing objectives for your outcomes using the SMART method. Though objectives and outcomes sound like the same thing, they are two different concepts in your evaluation plan – outcomes are the… Read More »

Posted in: Bloggers' Bookshelf, Practical Evaluation

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