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Tech Chat – Twitter Part 3: Advanced tips and tricks

Tech Chat – Twitter Part 3: Advanced tips and tricks

This is the third post in a four-part tech series about Twitter for evaluators. This post reviews more advanced tips and tricks for engaging others and managing your content. You will learn how to schedule posts, select hashtags, create lists, manage email notifications, pin posts to your profile, and analyze tweets. Be sure to check out the bonus resources at the end!

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Evaluation Family Reunion: Why I Attended #Eval17

Evaluation Family Reunion: Why I Attended #Eval17

Fall means it’s time for the annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association, or what I like to refer to as the evaluation family reunion. The event provides time for networking, learning, and reflecting so it is timely that this year the conference theme was “From Learning to Action.” The top three reasons I continue to attend the conference each year are the community, attention to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and authenticity.

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Design for Non-Designers

Design for Non-Designers

Whether you identify as a designer or a non-designer, I think we can all agree that we are living in an era where short and easily digestible materials are preferable to dense reports. We have recently seen renewed interest in the field of data visualization, with formats such as infographics and one-pagers in high demand. At the same time, many organizations have limited funding and training opportunities available to purchase and learn design programs. Fortunately, there are a number of free and low-cost tools available online with equally low learning curves, allowing both designers and non-designers to create polished products.

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Why I Marched: Social Worker for Social Justice, Evaluator for Equity

Why I Marched: Social Worker for Social Justice, Evaluator for Equity

One of the questions asked leading up to and following the Women’s March on Washington is, why march? The Women’s March was not a single issue event. It was about advocating for human rights, standing in solidarity, and fostering community. So as a social worker for social justice and an evaluator for equality, I ask, why not?

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