Our Six-Word Memoirs

6-Word Memoirs examples

Can you sum up your life in six words? To kick off our recent Evaluation Center retreat, staff were given this challenge. Check out this video to see some powerful examples of six-word memoirs written by 8th graders (!!!). Center staff wrote their six-word memoir on a piece of paper as we entered the room […]

Our Theme Songs

The December 2020 Evaluation Edge posed a question: “What song would be playing if you walked into a big event or onto a sports field?” The Evaluation Center team wanted to share our theme songs with you, and invite you to email your theme song to evaluation@wustl.edu. Please let us know if you DO NOT […]

A Needs Assessment of Low-Income and Senior Illinois Residents

Land of Lincoln Legal Aid Report Snapshot

The Evaluation Center recently completed a community needs assessment for the Land of Lincoln Legal Aid, a not-for-profit corporation that provides free civil legal services to low-income and senior residents in 65 counties in central and southern Illinois. Their core priorities include: safe and affordable housing, family safety and stability, consumer protection, education, healthcare, utilities, […]

Coming Home for Good Provides Infographic Inspiration

Coming Home for Good Report

RELINK is a St. Louis Integrated Health Network (IHN) initiative that combines one-on-one support with referrals to committed community partners in health, mental health, housing, employment, and education. The Evaluation Center has partnered with the RELINK initiative since 2016. IHN and the Evaluation Center recognized the need to share the progress and effectiveness of the […]

The Healthy Schools Toolkit Launched

Cover of Healthy Schools Toolkit

The Healthy Schools Toolkit was launched in summer 2019 after two years of research with two St. Louis school districts. The toolkit is designed to help education leaders build healthy school communities that support the whole child and lead to student success. The Healthy Schools Toolkit is grounded in the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole […]

Evaluation Center Presents at the Healthy Marriage Responsible Fatherhood Conference

Supporting Healthy Father- Child Relationships: Learnings from a Father-Focused Family Support Program Poster presentation at the 2019 Healthy Marriage Responsible Fatherhood (HMRF) Biennial Grantee Conference, Family Frameworks, August 2019 in Washington, D.C Authors: Courtney King, MPH, MSW, Destini Goodwin, MPPA, Amy Sorg, MPH, Cheri Tillis, MS, Nancy Mueller, MPH, Patricia Kohl, PhD, Annie Wolter, BS, Halbert […]

A conversation with Nikole Lobb Dougherty, co-instructor of the Program Evaluation Post-Master’s Certificate

Nikole Lobb Dougherty, Associate Director

What is the one thing you want participants to take away from the program? My hope is that participants will walk away with a better understanding of the evaluation planning and implementation process. By the end, they will feel comfortable employing strategies for engaging stakeholders in developing a comprehensive evaluation plan that reflects the priorities […]

“Evaluation gives me energy!” Nancy Mueller talks about her plans for the Program Evaluation Post-Master’s Certificate

Nancy Mueller

Nancy Mueller is the Evaluation Center Director, Assistant Dean for Planning and Evaluation, and a co-instructor. What is the one thing you want participants to take away from the program? I hope that graduates of our certificate program carry with them the realization that real-world evaluation means you will need to adapt and be flexible […]

Evaluation planning for the Relationship and Sexual Violence Assessment Initiative

Presenting on RSV-AI evaluation plan

Smriti Bajracharya, Adjunct Faculty member and Evaluation Associate, presented the evaluation plan for Washington University’s new Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention (RSVP) Center on Tuesday, December 4. She was the plenary speaker at the fall convening of the Relationship and Sexual Violence Assessment Initiative (RSV-AI), titled Innovations in Evaluation of Relationship & Sexual Violence: Expanding […]

The board’s role: Achieving mission effectiveness

Building a “learning organization” is difficult. Many nonprofit organizations struggle with evaluation, implementation of evidence-based practices, and adapting to change. On February 15, 2018, local CEO’s and their Board Chairs participated in a workshop co-facilitated by Evaluation Center Director Nancy Mueller and Barry Rosenberg, Brown School professor of practice. The workshop was hosted by the United […]

Yes, we ARE know-it-alls!

Evaluation Center wins Trivia Night

The Evaluation Center is pleased to announce that our team won the Trivia Night sponsored by the Kathryn M. Buder Center for American Indian Studies on February 16, 2018. We competed against more than twenty teams to take the top prize, a trophy we proudly display in our Brown 105 office. We started off strong […]

Evaluation Center welcomes Mario Morino

Nancy Mueller and Mario Morino

The Evaluation Center hosted Mario Morino and Margot Rogers on September 7 and 8 for discussions about the Performance Imperative: A Framework for Social Sector Excellence and their commitment to fostering high-performing nonprofit organizations. They engaged with MSW and MPH students during a luncheon and informal Q and A session. Morino told students that during […]