Evaluations

11/19/20

What is promising practices research?

In program design and evaluation, promising practices research is a reliable approach for developing research-based, sustainable, and tailored practices.

By Caitlin McAteerRead More

9/10/20

What is Equitable Evaluation?

In this important time of ensuring that evaluation contributes to an improved future, we believe firmly in the value of equitable evaluation practices.

By Caitlin McAteerRead More

3/17/20

When the virus shares your name: An update on COVID-19 from the Corona Insights team

The Corona team update on COVID-19, including what we're doing to stop the spread and how we can help you right now.

By David KennedyRead More

8/15/18

There’s No Place Like Home

If you have walked through downtown Denver recently, you know that it is hard to miss the growing homeless population. Civic Center Park has become a meeting place for many in the homeless population—a place where they can gather to share stories, food, and cell phones.  Each year, Denver conducts a “Point in Time” (PIT) […]

By Molly HaganRead More

3/29/18

Creative Ways to Get Useful and Actionable Data for a Small Budget Needs Assessment

The American Evaluation Association invited their Topic Interest Groups (TIGs) to each take over their blog for a week in 2018. As part of the Needs Assessment TIG, Beth and Kate were invited to write one of the blogs with tips for doing needs assessments. With help from Matt Bruce, they wrote about how to […]

By Beth MulliganRead More

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12/7/17

How do you measure the value of an experience?

When I think about the professional development I did last week, I would summarize it thusly: an unexpected, profound experience. I was given the opportunity to attend RIVA moderator training and I walked away with more than I ever could have dreamed I would get. Do you know that experience where you think back to […]

By Greg HornbackRead More

11/22/17

Measurement Ideas in Evaluation

Kate Darwent and I are just back from the annual conference of the American Evaluation Association (AEA), which was held in Washington, DC this year.  We attended talks on a wide variety of topics, and attended business meetings for two interest groups (Needs Assessment and Independent Consulting).  Below, I discuss some of the current thinking […]

By Beth MulliganRead More

11/3/17

Keeping it constant: 3 things to keep in mind with your trackers

When conducting a program evaluation or customer tracker (e.g., brand, satisfaction, etc.), we are often collecting input at two different points in time and then measuring the difference. While the concept is straightforward, the challenge is keeping everything as consistent as possible so we can say that the actual change is NOT a result of […]

By David KennedyRead More

9/7/17

Defining Best Practices and Evidence-Based Programs

The field of evaluation, like any field, has a lot of jargon.  Jargon provides a short-hand for people in the field to talk about complex things without having to use a lot of words or background explanation, but for the same reason, it’s confusing to people outside the field. A couple of phrases that we […]

By Beth MulliganRead More

9/3/17

When experiences can lead you astray

Many organizations tell me that they hear from their participants all the time telling them how much the program changed their lives.  Understandably, those experiences matter a lot to organizations and they want to capture those experiences in their evaluations. Recently I heard a podcast that perfectly captured the risks in relying too heavily on […]

By Beth MulliganRead More

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