Adventures of a Nonprofit & Foundations Evaluator
#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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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:

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[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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ilovecharts:

Ages of Empire
Tutankhamen was 9 when he took the throne, Marie Antoinette was 19, and Elizabeth II was 26. What have you been doing with your youth?

Nice example of a timeline/floating bar chart. The leaders are currently ordered chronologically (from King Tut through JFK). Could also be interesting to order the chart by age at ascent, length of reign, etc.

ilovecharts:

Ages of Empire

Tutankhamen was 9 when he took the throne, Marie Antoinette was 19, and Elizabeth II was 26. What have you been doing with your youth?

Nice example of a timeline/floating bar chart. The leaders are currently ordered chronologically (from King Tut through JFK). Could also be interesting to order the chart by age at ascent, length of reign, etc.