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Program: Networking and discussion on building a data-informed organizational culture. Eva Ringstrom (Senior Director of Impact at FoodCorps) and Ryan Ames (Data Scientist at FoodCorps) will facilitate the 30-minute discussion. Description of Discussion: Program evaluators are often faced with the challenge of cultivating a learning environment and integrating their evaluation work into the decision-making processes of the organizations they are working for or on behalf of. This conversation will offer examples of how one organization (FoodCorps - a nonprofit that is…Find out more »
Presenter: Kari Greene, Senior Evaluator at The InQuire Group Location: Northwest Health Foundation, Ramona Soto Rank Room, 221 NW Second Avenue, Suite 300, Portland, OR Qualitative data analysis (QDA) can be steeped in academic jargon and opaque terms, leaving some evaluators with a sense of mystery and uncertainty around the actual QDA process. Publications cite the “constant comparative method” or “grounded theory approach” in their methods section but often fail to describe the particular analytic steps. Evaluators need explicit…Find out more »
Many members of OPEN are independent consultants, working on their own and in collaboration with small groups of colleagues. While life as an independent consultant has many benefits, it also comes with unique challenges, ranging from business planning to paying the right taxes to finding well-qualified collaborators. Taking inspiration from the American Evaluation Association’s Independent Consultants Topical Interest Group (TIG), we’re launching an independent consultants’ practice share in Oregon! Our goal is to form a community of colleagues who share…Find out more »