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
Focus: 


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
Focus: 
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
Focus:
 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
Focus:
 Librarians/health educators conducting programs to improve access to health education


Blog Name: Nicole Clark Consulting
Managed by: 
 Nicole Clark
Focus:
 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
Focus:


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

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