The Evaluation Center celebrates its 2019 graduates

The Evaluation Center celebrates its 2019 graduates
The Evaluation Center is proud to announce the graduation of seven graduate student assistants from The Brown School of Social Work, as well as Washington University at large. The Evaluation Center values its reciprocal relationship with student workers who learn about program evaluation, strategic planning, and data collection and analysis as they assist us with […]

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

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

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

Evaluation planning for the Relationship and Sexual Violence Assessment Initiative
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

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!

Yes, we ARE know-it-alls!
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

Evaluation Center welcomes 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 […]