Fw: Non-Profit-Foundation TIG Sponsored Sessions

H. C. Covington -- I CAN America (icanamerica@email.msn.com)
Fri, 8 Oct 1999 09:22:03 -0500


There are good sessions at the following conference for Community Based Non
Profits and for topics on homelessness, HIV/AIDS, community building and
many more.  Take a look and see if any are of interest to you.  H. C.
Covington   icanamerica@msn.com
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The Non-Profit-Foundation TIG of the AEA is sponsoring or co-sponsoring 15
sessions at this year's American Evaluation Association meeting in Orlando
November 4-6, 1999.
I encourage you to attend these sessions and come to the business meeting
as we plan next year's calendar and talk over relevant issues to
non-profits and foundations.  The following is a list of sessions by date,
time and location.

Stan Capela  HeartShare Human Services   Stan@HeartShare.com
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Session 316: Thursday November 4th 9:30 - 11:00 Salon 19
A Process Evaluation of Community-based Organizations' Implementation of
HIV Prevention Programs

Chair:  Huey T. Chen, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Presenters:     A Process Evaluation of Community-based Organizations'
Implementation of HIV Prevention Programs, Kelly K. Bartholow, Huey T.
Chen, Craig W. Thomas & B. Dale Stratford, CDC; and Sue Swanson & Carol
Woodside, Conwal, Inc.

        Characteristics of CDC-funded Community-based Organizations
Implementing HIV Prevention, Huey T. Chen, Kelly K. Bartholow, Craig W.
Thomas & B. Dale Stratford, CDC; Laura Gamble, TRW Inc.; and Sue Swanson &
Carol Woodside, Conwal, Inc.

        A Qualitative Study of the Implementation of HIV Prevention
Programs, Kelly K. Bartholow, Huey T. Chen, Craig W. Thomas, & B. Dale
Stratford, CDC; and Sue Swanson & Carol Woodside, Conwal, Inc.

        Developing a Model of Community Based Organization Functioning in
the Delivery of HIV Prevention Programs, Craig W. Thomas, Huey T. Chen,
Kelly K. Bartholow & B. Dale Stratford, CDC; and Sue Swanson, Conwal, Inc.
Discussant:     Timothy Akers, CDC
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Session 323: Thursday November 4th 11:10 - 12:40 Salon 2

A Facilitated Discussion on Building Outcome Measurement Capacity: Best
Practices for Grantmakers, Agencies and Evaluators

Chair:  Dawn Hanson Smart, The Evaluation Forum
Facilitator:    Jane Reisman, The Evaluation Forum
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Session 336: Thursday November 4th 11:10 - 12:40 Salon 19

Foundation Perspectives on Strategic Distributions

Chair:  Mark A. Lelle, W. K. Kellogg Foundation
Presenters:     Building an Evaluation Portfolio that Links Foundation
Strategy to Grantee Results, Susan Urahn, The Pew Charitable Trusts

        Monitoring's Role in Planning and Evaluation: The Use of Monitoring
to Support a Foundation's Strategic Grantmaking, Lester W. Baxter, The Pew
Charitable Trusts
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Session 356: Thursday November 4th 1:40 - 3:10 Salon 19
The Role of Internal Evaluation to Affect Positive Change in Program
Performance

Chair:  Stanley T. Capela, HeartShare Human Services
Presenters:     Roles for an External Evaluator in Internal Evaluation
Systems, Melanie Hwalek, SPEC Associates; and Randall K. Davis, Starr
Commonwealth

        Developing an Internal Evaluation System that Meets the Needs of
Program Directors, Funders and Clients, Stanley T. Capela, HeartShare Human
Services

        The Internal Evaluator as an Agent of Change, Heidi J. Hermenet &
Dune Ives-Petersen, Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
Discussant:     Arnold J. Love, Independent Consultant
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Session 376: Thursday November 4th 3:20 - 4:50 Salon 19
Program Evaluation and Child Welfare: Making it Work in Changing Times

Chair:  Stanley T. Capela, HeartShare Human Services
Presenters:     Developing Outcome Measures for Evaluation Purposes among
Child Welfare Agencies, Al Sheehy, Institute for Child and Family Policy

        Comprehensive Outcomes Planning: Strategies of a Non-profit Child
Abuse Prevention Agency, Christina O. Lynch, Independent Consultant
Discussant:     Stanley T. Capela, HeartShare Human Services
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SESSION 396: TIG BUSINESS MEETING       SALON 19
Sponsored by the Topical Interest Group on Non-profit and Foundations
Evaluation
TIG Chair:      Stan Capela, Heartshare Human Services
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Session 507: Friday November 5th 9:30 - 11:00 Salon 8

The Role of the Independent Consultant in Helping Non-profit Agencies
Develop Evaluation Systems

Chair:  Stanley T. Capela, HeartShare Human Services
Presenters:     Useful Products from Girl Scouts of the U.S.A.'s National
Outcomes Study, Melanie Hwalek, SPEC Associates; and Michael Conn, Girl
Scouts of the U.S.A.

        Real Life, Real Evaluation, Real Time: Providing Evaluation for
Non-profits through Graduate Student Service Learning Projects, Cindy
Somers & Emmalou Norland, Ohio State University

        When the Evaluators (Almost) Outnumber Program Staff, Michael
Hendricks, Independent Consultant

        Evaluating from Concept to Demonstration to Delivery: The Successes
and Challenges in Developing a Model for Bringing Health Promotion Programs
to the Worksite of the Working Poor, Maura J. Harrington, Lodestar
Management/Research, Inc.
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Session 517: Friday November 5th 9:30 11:00 Salon 21

Non-Profit Evaluation Data Collection and Analysis in the Real World

Chair:  Amy Juntunen, SPEC Associates
Presenters:     Tracking and Interviewing Homeless Youth, Amy Juntunen,
SPEC Associates

        Building Evaluation Capacity at Small Non-profits: Lessons from Two
Local Evaluations, Colette E. Thayer, Innovation Network, Inc.

        Effective Organizations: Using Evaluation to Improve Non-profit
Performance, Page Snow & Elizabeth Heid, The Pew Charitable Trusts

        The Utility of Program Files to Measure the Quality of Grants and
Inform Funders, Susan G. Hanson, Independent Consultant
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Session # 527 Friday November 5th 11:10 - 11:55 Salon 8

The Outcome-Asset Impact Model for Evaluation of Human Services

Presenters:     Robert E. Brown, Michigan State University
        Celeste Sturdevant Reed, Michigan State University
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Session 547: Friday November 5th 1:40 - 3:10 Salon 7

Non-profit and Foundations Evaluation; and Evaluation Use
Evaluation in Collaborative Settings: A Formula for Success

Chair:  Mark E. Ward, US General Accounting Office
Presenters:     Working with Program Partners to Address Performance
Measurement Challenges, Stephanie Shipman, US General Accounting Office

        Collaboration Between Units of Government: Federal-State and
Cross-Agency Examples, Gail S. MacColl, US General Accounting Office

        AIDS Institute Project: An Evaluation of an AIDS Case Management
Program, Stan T. Capela, HeartShare Human Services

        Non-profit Federation of Cooperatives with Results-based
Accountability, Andy Rowe, University of South Carolina
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Session 558: Friday November 5th 1:40 - 3:10 Salon 21
An Approach to Community Indicators

Chair:  Cheryl L. Endres, Heart of West Michigan United Way

Presenters:     Erin Henderson, United Way of Greater Milwaukee

        Beth Lee Terry, United Way of Greater Orleans

        Cheryl L. Endres, Heart of West Michigan United Way

        Donna M. Kragt, Grand Rapids Community College

Discussant:     James R. Sanders, Western Michigan University
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Session 578: Friday November 5th 3:20 - 4:50 Salon 21

Non-profit Evaluation Responding to the Marketplace

Chair:  Stan T. Capela, HeartShare Human Services
Presenters:     Keeping Pace with Program Change: Challenges for a
Multi-year Evaluation, Laura M. Line, The Pew Charitable Trusts

        A Conceptual Framework for Designing and Implementing a Knowledge
Management System, Mark A. Lelle & Ricardo A. Millett, W.K. Kellogg
Foundation; and Cynthia Phillips, Independent Consultant
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Session 711: Saturday November 6th 9:30 - 11:00 Salon 12

Non-profit Use of Concept Mapping - With or Without the Web

Chair:  Cheryl L. Endres, Heart of West Michigan United Way
Presenters:     Toward a Softer Landing: Using Concept Mapping and Pattern
Matching to Plan and Evaluate Severe Budget Reductions, Jon Gans, Cornell
University

        Development of the American Distance Education Consortium (A*DEC):
Using Concept Mapping to Plan and Evaluate Organizational Expansion, Donald
Tobias & William Trochim, Cornell University

        Evaluation of the Internet as a Means for Creating a Community of
Learners in the Arts, C. Eric Kirkland, COSMOS Co.
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Session 753: Saturday November 6th 12:50 - 2:20 Salon 12

Moving Toward Outcomes

Chair:  Jane Reisman, The Evaluation Forum
Discussants:    Joan Nelson, Heart of Florida United Way
        Dennis Poole, University of Texas at Austin
        Christine Tubiak, Heart of Florida United Way
        Nancy Chepenik, Heart of Florida United Way
        Sharon Carnahan, Rollins College
        Donna Rickelman, Community Activist
        Kim Sprayberry, Boys and Girls Club
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Session 774: Saturday November 6th 2:30 - 4:00 Salon 12

Use of United Way's Outcome Measurement System to Affect Positive Change in
Program Performance

Chair:  Stanley T. Capela, HeartShare Human Services
Presenters:     From Yelling to Learning: Outcomes Measurement at the
United Way of the St. Paul Area, Jill Shannon, University of Minnesota

        Implementing the United Way's Outcome Measurement System at One
Agency, Robert Fischer, Families First

        Developing an Outcome Measurement System Using United Way's
"Measuring Program Outcomes: A Practical Guide," Tamara Walser, Utah State
University

Discussant:     Martha Taylor-Greenway, United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta

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H. C. Covington  icanamerica@msn.com