Archives for February 2017

Love what you do?

Sunday, Sheila Robinson, AEA blog coordinator extraordinaire published her weekly blog in honor of Valentine’s Day about evaluators who LOVE evaluation. Although I didn’t make her list, I LOVE evaluation too and here are five reasons why: 1. I love being out in small communities with community members who are working to make their communities better. It's messy and confusing and sometimes chaotic. I love to help them navigate the confusion, look at their local data and find a way forward that suits them. 2. I love that there is something new to do every day. Nothing ever goes as planned (as hard as we work on evaluation plans) and I kind of love that too. 3. I love when community leaders see us as partners in evaluation rather than outsiders doing evaluation “to them.” 4. I love … [Read more...]