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Eval11 Session 225: Evaluating Community Engagement Using Social Media and the Web

Abstract: Social media use is growing among organizations seeking to have social impact. Social media is becoming a well-established platform for community engagement, yet we are still in the early stages of understanding how best to evaluate the effectiveness and impact of online and social media efforts, which often require going beyond traditional evaluation methods and technologies

AEA2011_EvaluatingEngagement_FINAL_for AEA.pdf


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Evaluating Resilience: Partnering to Measure Complexity

This session highlights key lessons from the Zurich Resilience Alliance to measure and assess the impact of community flood-resilience programming to inform decision-making for more effective floodresilience interventions. Attention will be given to the use of a consistent measurement methodology for community resilience to floods over time and place; challenges to measuring a complex and dynamic phenomenon such as community resilience; methodological implications of measuring community resilience versus impact on and contribution to this goal; and using measurement and tools such as cost-benefit analysis to prioritize and inform strategic decision making for resilience interventions

AEA Resilience Session Denver AEA - 10-2014.pdf





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Empowering Non-profits through an Evaluation Learning Community

Assisting afterschool youth development programs to utilize evaluation to improve program quality and drive decision making through funding technology, developing shared metrics, and sharing findings in a peer learning environment. Included are all three powerpoints presented and a sample...

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Focus Search - How would you characterize early evidence of the impact or changes from participation in the Project?


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DEFINING AND EVALUATING CONSUMER SELF-SUFFICIENCY AMONG DIVERSE HEALTH INSURANCE CONSUMERS

Poster presented at AEA 2015 Discusses the concept of consumer self-sufficiency as it applies to culturally, linguistically and economically diverse health insurance consumers, and describes the process and challenges of defining, promoting and measuring self-sufficiency. Addresses evaluation...

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Focus Search - With support from BCBSMAF and its technical assistance and evaluation partners at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS), the Connecting Consumers with Care grantees apply this concept as they implement strategies to promote consumer self-sufficiency, as well as measure their impact, analyze and report the data, and refine their approaches


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Eval11 Session 492: Evaluators and Institution Researchers Working Together to Understand Student Success in Learning Communities

Presentation for Evaluation 2011, from Session 492 - Methods I: New Approaches to Assessment in Higher Education - Currently, institutional research (IR) offices in community colleges nationwide are collecting and reporting on extensive data sets. Colleges are especially focused on studying...

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Focus Search - Recently CSTE began an intensive  evaluation process to assess the long‐term  impact of the program on the state of state and  local public health capacity and on the individual  participants.  


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Eval11 Poster 19: Using Social Network Analysis to Inform Community Capacity Building in a National Science Foundation Funded Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Project (NSF GSE/EXT 0832913)

The Appalachian Information Technology Extension Service (AITES) project's overarching goal is to increase girls' interest in jobs requiring information technology (IT) skills through the development of community capacity. Developing community capacity is accomplished by training Community...

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Focus Search - In the long term, the highly centralized role of the Trainer/Consultant may obscure identification of rising champions for the project and negatively impact project sustainability


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Eval11 Session 836: Designing an Indicator-based Profile for Evaluating and Identifying Poverty Solutions

In this paper we review different approaches to the measurement of poverty, and present our work on development of a multidimensional indicator-based system designed to establish community profiles across multiple domains affected by poverty: health, food security, housing, transportation,...

poverty AEA_Presentation.pdf