As we solidly move into 2019, we have much to share with you! We are excited to give updates about SIM TIG activities, plans and ways for you to engage with the TIG and/or assume leadership roles.
Firstly, we are consolidating the range of resources that have been published about Social Impact Measurement on the website.
Second, the AEA Requests for Proposals has been announced and we look forward to many submissions from TIG members and the broader AEA and SIM communities. We are mindful that this TIG attracts people who are new to thinking about Social Impact Measurement (from a market-solutions and innovative finance perspective) and those who have been steeped in this area for some time and have dedicated a significant attention to this area of evaluation. This array of needs will be important when considering the variety of conference sessions that this TIG puts forward.
1) Please develop proposal submissions for AEA 2019 tied to social impact measurement.
2) If you have ideas for panel sessions that we would need to coordinate across TIG members, please reach out to us.
3) Please let us know if you would like to be a proposal reviewer.
Third, is the AEA meeting itself. This year, the conference will take place in Minneapolis, MN. Minnesota has a rich evaluation culture, with several leaders in the field calling the State home and a very active local community of independent evaluators, evaluation firms, and internal evaluators in the public, non-profit and even corporate sectors. Local evaluators are currently making plans to make this conference welcoming and engaging, including field trips and incorporating local culture and flavors.
1) Please come to Minnesota and invite others in your networks to attend as well--especially evaluation and social impact measurement practitioners who have not previously engaged with AEA.
As you can see, we are all charged up and ready to keep the wonderful momentum going as we build out the SIM TIG's place on the landscape. In the event that you do not wish to receive emails about the TIG going forward, please notify us so we can delete you name from the email list.
SIM TIG leadership
Alyna Wyatt, Chair, Leah Goldstein-Moses, Program Chair, and Courtney Bolinson, Ben Fowler, Sara MacGarragh, Jane Reisman, John Sherman,