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News and updates from Action Evaluation members.

Participatory Action Learning

Blog posts on our learning over the last few years, with lots of resources and links to concrete tools! Participatory Action Learning – Insights into a catalyst for transformative change. Details on the Action Learning Approach – Concrete tools and resources.

Our Comments on Evaluation and Social Justice Philanthropy

Catherine Borgman-Arboleda recently presented an evaluator’s perspective for the National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers webinar on Social Justice Philanthropy. Here are her comments.cba_social-justice-philantropy-slides_fin

Action Learning Tools

Orientation – Action Learning We believe in an approach to evaluation that can change fundamentally how the work of social change or development is done. We see evaluation as an opportunity to strengthen collaboration, decision-making, action-taking, and knowledge generation. This approach to evaluation, which we call Action Learning (borrowing from other, similar approaches), can help to shift how an […]

How do we support knowledge sharing and learning?

  Recently AEC member Catherine Borgman-Arboleda was involved with leading the design and implementation of a multi-country participatory monitoring and learning process for groups working on issues of women’s empowerment. These are a few key take-aways from the experience:  *Timelines need to come from the pace, rhythms, and priorities on the ground. This does not lessen […]

Resources for collective learning initiatives

Evaluate for Change Workshop!

A 2-day workshop (May 23rd and 24th) specifically designed for social change and community-based organizations to learn how to use evaluation as a tool for change.  You will learn about evaluation as a critical tool for empowerment and strengthening your organizational capacity. Understand how to integrate learning and improvement into your organizational practice and strategy. Design […]

Evaluate for Change: Training Agenda

Training Agenda (may shift slightly based on specific needs of participants) Note: Participants will be assigned to a coach who will provide support to work with you on specific organizational projects. DAY 1 1. Evaluation: A Tool for Change Overview New ways of thinking about knowledge, data, participation, collaboration, and utilization. 2. Theory of Action […]

AEC is Working with MOUSE! The ongoing evaluation of innovative youth development/technology programming

In other exciting AEC news! We are thrilled to have the opportunity to continue working with MOUSE, an innovative youth development organization that empowers underserved students to provide technology support and leadership in their schools, supporting their academic and career success. MOUSE offers youth a variety of innovative programming, both in school and during out-of-school time. Two such […]

Working with the Capacity Builders Collective

Last week three AEC collaborators facilitated a 1.5 day workshop for the Capacity Builders Collective (a collective of New York area foundation including Cricket Island Foundation, Daphne Foundation, New York Foundation, and North Star Fund). The Evaluate for Change workshop was a great opportunity to work with community organizing, youth organizing, and social change groups from across the New […]