Content tagged with “Evaluation Theory and Methods”
Words in Reality & Reality in Words Politicians use words in an effort to change reality; but reality and history also change words. That’s Mark Forsyth’s argument in his pithy TED talk. We often...
Tags: Evaluation Theory and Methods, Advocacy Strategies
Pay it Forward At the request of one of our clients, we attended The Economist’s World Oceans Summit in Singapore a few months ago. This week, we received a follow-up note asking Summit attendees for...
Tags: Evaluation Theory and Methods, Advocacy Strategies
If It Looks Like A Duck, Swims Like a Duck, and Quacks Like a Duck… Is it a duck?  Well, not necessarily. That’s what we tell clients trying to understand how events or trips they’ve hosted...
Tags: Evaluation Theory and Methods, Advocacy and Social Media, Advocacy Strategies
Kiss Me, I’m Irish! As you may know, last Saturday was Bloomsday, an annual celebration honoring Ireland’s greatest export (not Guinness, that other one). We’ve tried to read Ulysses many times—the...
Tags: Evaluation Theory and Methods, Advocacy Strategy, International Politics
Global Health Policy Networks At our last advocacy evaluation breakfast, American University professor Jeremy Shiffman presented on his work for the Gates Foundation’s Global Health Advocacy and...
Tags: Education, global health, Evaluation Theory and Methods
Bipartisanship?! Really? The Kaiser Family Foundation published the results of their latest poll of the American public—this time on spending in global health projects in the developing world. The...
Tags: Education, Philanthropy, global health, Evaluation Theory and Methods, US Politics
Save The Date: Advocacy Evaluation Breakfast on May 8th, 8:15-9:45AM It’s morning. You’re hungry. And under-caffeinated. You think: “whatever happened to APEP’s advocacy evaluation breakfasts?” Don’t...
Tags: Evaluation Theory and Methods, APEP News, Advocacy Strategies
Evaluating Talk Two weeks ago, we featured the Huffington Post piece of an Aspen Institute colleague arguing for the value of talk. Coincidentally, The New Yorker recently asked: so, what really...
Tags: Education, Evaluation Theory and Methods, Advocacy and Social Media
Complex Situations, New Techniques It’s no secret that we’re huge fans of Michael Quinn Patton’s “developmental evaluation” approach. Heck, it’s a core part of how we work. So we were super excited...
Tags: Evaluation Theory and Methods, Advocacy Strategies
The Potential Power of Talk It may seem a little self-serving to highlight a sister Aspen Institute program, but our colleague Judy Samuelson makes some great points in a Huffington Post piece about...
Tags: Evaluation Theory and Methods, Advocacy and Social Media, Advocacy Strategies