In November, evaluators from around the world gathered in Chicago for a memorable American Evaluation Association conference.
Is your organization a Public Benefit Corporation (PBC) or considering becoming one? Soon, Minnesota PBCs will be filing their first Annual Benefit Reports and we want to make sure they are prepared!
You might think outreach and recruitment strategies are important for political activists, community organizers, and awareness campaigns. But they are incredibly important to evaluators, too. Why?
Here at The Improve Group, we know that many organizations do not have the resources to hire outside evaluators to carry out their evaluations, nor do they have an in-house evaluator. Helping organizations build their evaluation capacity fits well within our mission and values and is reflected in most of the work we do.
The American Evaluation Association’s 2015 Conference is approaching fast! Exemplary Evaluations in a Mulitcultural World, will be held in Chicago, Illinois, from November 9-14. This year’s conference holds distinct significance as evaluators from around the world will also be gathering to recognize and participate in the International Year of Evaluation.
Dani Rae Gorman joined The Improve Group through the American Evaluation Association's Graduate Education Diversity Internship Program (GEDI) in September, and will be with us through the school year. The GEDI Program provides opportunities to students from groups traditionally under-represented in the field of evaluation.
Twenty five years ago, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) revolutionized the way our country includes and honors people with disabilities.
How do you evaluate initiatives that are trying to address complex social problems? When multiple partners and strategies are involved, how do you determine which efforts were the most effective? At The Improve Group, we’ve been exploring one extremely promising approach that can be used to answer those questions. It’s called outcome harvesting.
Over the past two years, The Improve Group has assisted with development of the Minnesota’s Great Workforce for Early Care and Education Annual Report. The early learning field has a range of career options, from providers of direct care in family child care homes and teachers in center- or school-based programs, to coaches, trainers, administrators, educators, and mentors.