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AEA Coffee Break Webinars (CBD)

We're pleased to offer a series of short coffee-break-length demonstrations of 20-minutes each that introduce tools of use to evaluators.

Via this site, you can view and PREregister for upcoming webinars (below) or sign in and go to the Webinars eLibrary to download archived recordings of previous Coffee Break Demonstrations.

If you are not a member, and would like to participate in the Coffee Break webinars, we offer multiple membership options that will allow you to register for any Coffee Break webinars that you wish for one year from the month of payment. The regular e-membership is $85 and gives you access to each coffee break webinar for free.  This is discounted to $30 for full-time students. These e-memberships include electronic only access to four journals. To upgrade and get one-year access to all of AEA's coffee breaks, please click here to join or contact Zachary Grays in the AEA office at zgrays@eval.org.

Upcoming Coffee Break Demonstrations

CFB 252: A Recipe for Building Evaluation Capacity of Community-Based Organizations - Grisel Marie Robles and Josie Serrata

Tuesday July 26th, 2016 2-2:20 PM 

Presenters will showcase the process that was utilized to engage community based organizations (CBOs) in the development of a culturally responsive evaluation toolkit. The toolkit is a free, bilingual, online tool designed to strengthen the evaluation capacity of Latino-serving CBOs in the field of domestic violence. It has application for small, grassroots organizations in and outside of the violence field.

Join this presentation by registering here. 

 

CFB 253: Beyond the Final Report: Creative Ways of Disseminating Evaluation Findings - Namrata Mahajan Patel and Joelle Greene

Thursday July 28th, 2016 2-2:20 PM 

Exemplary program evaluations are not only strong in design and methodology, but also creative in the dissemination of results so that findings are utilized to create change. This Coffee Break session will focus on innovative methods of sharing evaluation findings beyond the traditional report, including learning briefs for external audiences (e.g., policy makers), “bake sale” posters for program staff, and presentations for funders. Tips and tricks for each method will be shared along with examples of the final products used in real evaluations.

Join this presentation by registering here. 

 
Coffee Break Series on Strengthening the Evidence Base for Impact Investing and Other Market-Based Approaches 

 August 4 - 25, 2016

Finding solutions to complex 21st century problems requires innovation, collaboration, and more resources than ever before. Impact investing and market –based approaches have greatly expanded the pool of capital available to address social and environmental issues—with an estimated $60 billion dollars invested in impact investing portfolios.Yet, efforts aimed at evaluating the social impact of these investments lag behind. This series of four consecutive webinars focuses attention on the landscape and specific evaluation methods that address the challenges and opportunities presented by the growth of market-based actors investing in social impact strategies.  

Together, these presenters will prompt the evaluation community to consider how it can more deeply engage in the challenges and opportunities for developing new mindsets and methods to strengthen the evidence base for impact investing and other market-based approaches.  The specific schedule of webinar presenters and topics are as follow.

CFB 255: Building Out the Impact Measurement Landscape for Innovative Finance and Market Solutions - Veronica Olazabal and Jane Reisman

Thursday August 4th, 2016 2-2:20 PM 

Finding solutions to complex 21st century problems requires innovation, collaboration, and more resources than ever before. Taken together, philanthropic, government, and multilateral funds fall short of the trillions of dollars needed to solve the world’s social and environmental challenges. While impact investing and market-based approaches have greatly expanded the pool of capital available to address social issues – with an estimated $60 billion invested in impact investment portfolios – efforts aimed at evaluating the social impact of these investments lag behind. Please join, Veronica Olazabal, Senior Associate Director for Evaluation at The Rockefeller Foundation and Jane Reisman of ORS Impact and social impact advisor as they share their thoughts on the need to strengthen the evidence base for these approaches. They will also characterize the range of methodological approaches that are currently used to assess the results of these interventions. The webinar, which is the first of a four part series, will conclude with an invitation to evaluators to become more engaged in this growing area of social impact.

Join this presentation by registering here. 


CFB : Supercharge Your Focus Groups: Using Adult Facilitation Techniques to Capture Rich Data - Lynne Franco

Thursday September 22nd, 2016 2-2:20 PM 

Focus groups have the potential to generate rich data for evaluation. The adult facilitation and learning literature has established techniques to guide participants to meaningful conversations, while ensuring a comfortable, dynamic, and fun environment. Drawing on these techniques, this coffee break will discuss methods that can be used to generate rich and meaningful data in group settings of 5 people or 50, and can draw out perspectives and foster group processing of data.

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