Adventures of a Nonprofit & Foundations Evaluator
Who knew dataviz could be so easy? [Guest post by Stephen Alexander]

Who knew #dataviz could be so easy? [Guest post by Stephen Alexander @salxndr]

For the record, I had no clue that data visualization could be easy.

As someone who’d spent two years working to understand and improve an organizational dashboard (not to mention an evaluation process), perhaps I should have known better. My assumption, for whatever reason, was that data visualization required some sort of training in graphic design…or programming…or statistics. Maybe a…

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#14NTC: 2120 attendees from 1081 nonprofits in 21 countries

#14NTC recap: 2120 attendees from 1081 nonprofits in 21 countries http://wp.me/p4cpEx-16S #nptech

Earlier this month I attended the Nonprofit Technology Network’s (NTEN) Nonprofit Technology Conference (14NTC) in Washington, DC. NTEN is this energetic community of tech people who use their skills to improve nonprofits rather than running off to the private sector. Everyone genuinely wants to hear about each other’s work. Everyone shares tips freely because they’re trying to make the world a…

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Making Evaluation Happen When you are not in the Room: Part 3, Engaging Systems

[New guest post!] “Engaging Systems” to make #eval happen when you’re not in the room via Patrick Germain

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Patrick Germain

This is the third of a three part series on how internal evaluators can think about building their organization’s evaluation capacity and is based on a talk at Eval 13 by the same name.  Last post, I wrote about engaging people within the organization to support evaluation sustainability.

Nonprofits can be crazy places to work and it’s a rare day when I feel like I am not being…

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Slides and handout from yesterday’s Dataviz for Philanthropists class for the Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy:

annkemery.com/portfolio/dataviz-for-philanthropists

[New blog post!] Four New-ish Charts for Evaluation #eval #datanerdsView Post

[New blog post!] Four New-ish Charts for Evaluation #eval #datanerds

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[New blog post] The Conference is Over, Now What? Professional Development for Novice Evaluators #eval13 #evalView Post

[New blog post] The Conference is Over, Now What? Professional Development for Novice Evaluators #eval13 #eval

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Awesome interactive “map” showing our relative size within the larger universe.

#Eval13: 3000+ evaluators, 800+ sessions, and way too little time to soak it all in:View Post

#Eval13: 3000+ evaluators, 800+ sessions, and way too little time to soak it all in:

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Dataviz Challenge #6: Emphasizing individual differences through unit charts! #eval13View Post

Dataviz Challenge #6: Emphasizing individual differences through unit charts! #eval13

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Building an Evaluation Culture with Top Ten Lists

[New guest post!] Building an #Eval Culture with Top Ten Lists by @public_profit: http://emeryevaluation.com/2013/09/05/corey_newhouse

Hi, I’m Corey Newhouse, the Founder and Principal of Public Profit. We help public service organizations measure and manage what matters. As the leader of an 8-person evaluation firm, I think often about staff training and common organizational practices.

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