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Session 2090: Real Time Evaluation: Tips, Tools, and Tricks of the Trade

Yuqi Wang from Innovation Network will provide an overview of each tool; show how these tools can aid data collection, analysis, and communication of findings in real time; and lessons learned from Innovation Network’s experiences with these three tools during the evaluation process



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878 Innovating Evaluation in Philanthropy

Industry norms for evaluation in philanthropy barely exist; various approaches abound. Since the late 1990's, calls for evaluation in philanthropy have ignited a frenzy of activity. Theory driven approaches to evaluating complex social change efforts, dashboards and performance metrics, and...

Kuo AEA 2009 Innovating Eval 111009b.pdf


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Innovative Ways to Represent a Theory of Change

This PowerPoint is from the session Sara Vaca and I presented at the AEA 2016 Conference entitled " Innovative Ways to Represent a Theory of Change." Please feel free to contact either of us by email (info provided on last page of slide deck) for purposes of discussion or attribution. ...

Presenting ToC - Dhillon Vaca FINAL Oct 2016.pptx


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AEA 2013, Panel Session 692, Evaluating Innovation and Impact in Social Enterprise: Current Methods and Future Directions

The operating environment of programs aiming to impact social conditions is changing. Initiatives that address education, health, community development, and safety face funding challenges due to a struggling economy. Post-funding sustainability is a concern. Social enterprise, which combines the...

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