Evaluation Blogs

Monitoring and Evaluation blogs

Evaluation Blogs #

A resource for evaluation teams looking for new strategies, ideas, and ways to improve. Evaluation blogs are a great way to keep up with experts in the field. They are focused on sharing evaluation news, successes, and failures.

One example of an evaluation blog is the American Evaluation Association Blog. This blog shares updates on evaluation events, projects, and upcoming talks that are being held in the USA. Moreover, the AEA  Blog also has a section where it provides tips for evaluators Cool Tricks, Rad Resources, and Lessons Learned for evaluators.


Why Are Evaluation Blogs Important? #

Evaluation blogs are easy to find and valuable sources of information on evaluation. Monitoring them is not hard, and they can be a valuable tool for developing organizations of all types.

Firstly, it is important to learn about evaluation blogs in order to know how they are used in the process. Evaluation blogs are used in order to keep up-to-date with information about evaluation.

Secondly, Evaluation blogs help give visibility to the evaluation community by keeping people updated on recent events. It is important for evaluators to know what is happening with other evaluation projects.

Further, Evaluation blogs are also good for networking with other evaluators in order to know what is happening in other countries. Evaluation blogs are good for staying up-to-date

In addition, keeping up with evaluation blogs is a great way to keep on top of new evaluation techniques and tips.


 Where to Find Evaluation Blogs #

Blogs can be a great way to keep up with experts in the field. Reading the experts’ thoughts on evaluation will change the way you think about evaluation.  There are a couple of good places to find evaluation blogs. Above all, some of the most important evaluation blogs are:

Blog Name: aea365
Managed by:  American Evaluation Association
Focus: A tip-a-day by and for evaluators shares hot tips, cool tricks, rad resources, and lessons learned

Twitter Image aeaweb  American Evaluation Association

Blog Name: EES Blog
Managed by:  European Evaluation Society
Focus: The mandate of the European Evaluation Society (EES) is to stimulate, guide and promote the theory, practice and utilization of evaluation in Europe and beyond.

Blog Name: Analytics HR
Managed by:  Berwyn Gonzalvo
Focus: Human Resources Analytics

Blog Name: ACET, Inc.
Managed by:  Stella Zimmerman
Focus: Discussion of research and evaluation; updates on funding opportunities/announcements; educational resources

Blog Name: Actionable Data
Managed by:  Kim Firth Leonard
Focus: Actionable Data Advocacy and Exploration

Blog Name: Adventures in Evaluation Podcast Blog
Managed by:  Kylie Hutchinson and James Coyle
Focus: Updates on the Adventures in Evaluation Podcast Series

Blog Name: Al Borde Del Caos [in Spanish]
Managed by:  Pablo Rodríguez-Bilella
Focus: Evaluation and development

Blog Name: Rita’s Blog
Managed by:  Rita Fierro
Focus: Nurturing Organizations and Communities

Blog Name: Barrington Research Group Blog
Managed by:  Gail Barrington
Focus: Evaluation and Evaluation Consulting

Blog Name: BetterEvaluation Blog
Managed by:  Simon Hearn
Focus: Improving Evaluation Planning and Execution

Blog Name:Brad Rose Consulting: Evaluation Resources
Managed by:  Brad Rose
Focus: Key Issues in Evaluation

Blog Name: Broadleaf Consulting
Managed by:  Broadleaf Consulting
Focus: Planning, Evaluation, Governance

Blog Name: canoe.moore  
Managed by:  Christopher Moore
Focus: Quantitative Evaluation Methods and Personal Reflections

Blog Name: Carson Research Consulting Realize
Managed by:  Taj Carson
Focus: General Evaluation

Blog Name: Censemaking
Managed by:  Cameron Norman
Focus: Evaluation, Complexity, Design, Health

Blog Name: Changing River Consulting Blog
Managed by:  Maria Gajewski
Focus: Evaluation, Complexity, Design, Health

Blog Name: Citizen’s Observations and Reflections
Managed by:  Kassem El-Saddik

Blog Name: Claire Reinelt’s Blog
Managed by:  Claire Reinelt
Focus: Practical Evaluation for Nonprofits

Blog Name: Climate-Eval
Managed by: Sophie Edwards
Focus: Climate change development

Blog Name:Community Evaluation
Managed by: Ann Price
Focus: Evaluation, program development and social change in communities 

Blog Name: Creative Research Blog
Managed by:  Travis Tatum
Focus: Social Science Research and Evaluation

Blog Name: Dana Wanzer Evaluation and Research Blog
Managed by:  Dana Wanzer
Focus: Evaluation Practices, Research on Evaluation, Youth Program Evaluation

Blog Name:Data2Insight
Managed by: Veronica Smirh
Focus: Science, Engineering, Technology and Math Education

Blog Name:Data in Context
Managed by: Lisa R. Holliday
Focus: Data Collection Tips and Strategies

Blog Name: Design by Data
Managed by: Deven Wisner
Focus: Evaluation, Personnel Psychology, Dataviz

Blog Name: Design & Evaluation
Managed by:  Chi Yan Lam
Focus: Program Evaluation, Design, Social Innovation

Blog Name: E-Valuation
Managed by:  Sandra Mathison
Focus: Value and valuing

Blog Name: Eagle Dawg Blog
Managed by:  Nicole Dettmar
Focus: Wide ranging, personal and professional

Blog Name:Emery Evaluation
Managed by: Ann Emery
Focus: Adventures of a nonprofit and foundations evaluator

Blog Name: Empowerment Evaluation Blog
Managed by:  David Fetterman
Focus: Empowerment Evaluation around the world

Blog Name: EvalBlog
Managed by:  John Gargani
Focus: Program design and evaluation

Blog Name: Evalthoughts
Managed by:  Amy Germuth
Focus: General Evaluation

Blog Name: Evaluateca
Managed by: Rafael Monterde-Diaz
Focus: General Evaluation

Blog Name:EvaluATE
Managed by: Jason Burkhardt
Focus: General Evaluation

Blog Name: Evaluation for Africa
Managed by: Zenda Ofir
Focus: Evaluation for Africa

Blog Name: Evaluation is An Everyday Activity
Managed by:  Molly Engle
Focus: General Evaluation

Blog Name:Evaluation Capacity Development GroupManaged by: Karen RussonFocus: Evaluation Capacity Development 

Blog Name:Evaluation DivaManaged by: Jennifer Morrow
Focus: General Evaluation 

Blog Name: Evaluation Focus
Managed by:  Richard Eason
Focus: Improving organizational performance through evaluation

Blog Name:Evaluation for Development (E4D)Managed by: Zenda OfirFocus: Evaluation and Development in the Global South

Blog Name: Evaluation Space
Managed by:  Alexey Kuzmin
Focus: Program design and evaluation

Blog Name:Evaluation Uncertainty
Managed by: Jonathan Morrell
Focus: Surprises in Programs and their Evaluations 

Blog Name: Sheila B Robinson
Managed by:  Sheila Robinson
Focus: Evaluation, Survey Design, Presentations and more

Blog Name: Evergreen Data
Managed by:  Stephanie Evergreen
Focus: Data Visualization, Reporting, Evaluation

Blog Name: Evidence Soup
Managed by:  Tracy Allison Altman
Focus: Demystifying evidence

Blog Name: Expose your Museum
Managed by:  Kathleen Tinworth
Focus: Visitor Research

Blog Name: For Good Measure
Managed by:  Trina Willard
Focus: Evaluation, leadership, organizational management

Blog Name: Fresh Spectrum
Managed by:  Chris Lysy
Focus: Practical applications of technology, and related humor

Blog Name: Gender and Evaluation Community of Practice
Managed by:  Rituu B. Nanda
Focus: Gender, feminism, evaluation

Blog Name: Genuine Evaluation
Managed by:  Patricia Rogers &  Jane Davidson
Focus: Authentic, honest evaluation – issues; aspects; good & bad examples

Blog Name: HARC Data
Managed by: 
Jenna LeComte-Hinely
General evaluation, making evaluation easy to understand, practical examples of evaluation, using evaluation to change lives

Blog Name:Informing Change
Managed by: Ellen Irie
Focus: Organizational effectiveness and learning 

Blog Name:The Improve Groove
Managed by: Susan MurphyFocus: Organizational effectiveness and learning

Blog Name: Intelligent Measurement
Managed by: Richard Gaunt and Glenn O’Neill
Focus: Evaluation and measurement in communications, training, management, and other fields

Blog Name:Intentional Museum
Managed by: Randy Korn
Focus: Culture Sector 

Blog Name:Just Philanthropy
Managed by: Steven Mayer
Focus: Confluence of philanthropy, justice, evaluation

Blog Name: It Prep
Managed by: 
 Tonya B. Amankwatia
 Resource for leaders, practitioners and my Lehigh University graduate students

Blog Name:La vigie de l’évaluation
Managed by: Alix de Saint-Albin
Focus: Weekly News about Evaluation in France

Blog Name: Learning Culture
Managed by:  Molly Hamm
Focus: Learning and questioning and evaluation

Blog Name:Learning for Sustainability
Managed by: Will Allen
Focus: Evaluation, Social Change, and Sustainability

Blog Name: Learning to See Clearly
Managed by:  Jamie Clearfield
Focus: Evaluation and Development

Blog Name: The Listening Resource
Managed by:  Susan Eliot
Focus: Qualitative Methods

Blog Name: M&E Blog (Monitoring & Evaluation Blog)
Managed by:  Benita Williams
Focus: Monitoring and Evaluation, mostly how-to, occasionally reflections

Blog Name: The Minimalist Evaluator
Managed by:  Ashley Bishop
Focus: Applying minimalist lifestyle guidance to our work as program evaluators.

Blog Name: Musings on Evaluation
Managed by: LeCroy & Milligan Associates
Focus: Utilization Focused Evaluation 

Blog Name: NEO Shop Talk
Managed by: 
 Karen Vargas
 Librarians/health educators conducting programs to improve access to health education

Blog Name: Nicole Clark Consulting
Managed by: 
 Nicole Clark
 Evaluation, social work, advocacy, sexual/reproductive health, communities of color, women and girls

Blog Name: on top of the box evaluation
Managed by:  Karen Anderson
Focus: What do evaluators do, and why?

Blog Name: Outcomes Blog
Managed by:  Paul Duignan
Focus: Real world strategy, outcomes, evaluation, and monitoring

Blog Name: Participatory Evaluation Forum
Managed by:  Cindy Banyai
Focus: Participatory Evaluation, Evaluation Consulting

Blog Name: Paul Vogt’s Research Methods Blog
Managed by:  Paul Vogt
Focus: Research Methods

Blog Name: The Performance Improvement Blog
Managed by:  Stephen Gill
Focus: Learning and effectiveness in organizations

Blog Name: The Practicing Researcher
Managed by: Anonymous
Focus: Learning Through Evaluation and Research Practice

Blog Name:PDAStats
Managed by: Professional Data Analysts
Focus: Data Analytics

Blog Name:Ready to Think
Managed by: Dikla Yogev
Focus: Measurement and evaluation, management consulting, futures thinking

Blog Name: Rick on the Road
Managed by: Rick Davies
Focus: Monitoring and evaluation of development aid projects

Blog Name: Route One Evaluation
Managed by:  Tamara Walser
Focus: Evaluation thinking, practice, and impact

Blog Name: So What: Your Weekly Guide to Advocacy With Impact
Managed by:  Robert Medina
Focus: Evaluation, Advocacy, Impact

Blog Name: Strategic Evaluation Blog
Managed by: FSG
Focus: Strategic Evaluation

Blog Name: Strong Roots Consulting Blog
Managed by:  Brian Hoessler
Focus: Capacity Building

Blog Name: Stumpf Consulting
Managed by:  Steven Stumpf
Focus: Health Program Evaluation and General EvaluationBlog Name:Sue Mentors
Managed by: Sue Griffey
Focus: Ideas, tips, and inspiration about mentoring

Blog Name: Thinking About Community
Managed by:  Susan M. Wolfe
Focus: General evaluation, non-profit management, community psychology

Blog Name:To Be of Use
Managed by: Laurie Jones Neighbors
Focus: Evaluation and Program Development Consulting for Transformational Systems Change

Blog Name: To What End?
Managed by:  Jara Dean-Coffey
Focus: Social Evaluation, personal reflections

Blog Name: TripleAD: Aprendiendo a Aprender para el Desarrollo (in Spanish)
Managed by: Carlos Rodríguez-Ariza
Focus: Evaluation in the Government Sector and International Aid

Blog Name:TrueBearing Consulting
Managed by: Nathan Brown and Jessica Carr

Blog Name: Usable Knowledge
Managed by: Eric Graig
Focus: Evaluation

Blog Name: Sue Mentors
Managed by:  Sue Griffey
Focus: Ideas, tips, and inspiration about mentoring

Blog Name: Valuing Voices
Managed by:  Jindra Cekan
Focus: Sustainability Evaluation

Blog Name: Visual Brains
Managed by:  Sara Vaca
Focus: Visualizing Data

Blog Name: Worth the While
Managed by: Tamara M. Walser
Focus: Program evaluation thinking and practice