Connecting Minnesota's Evaluators

Upcoming MNEA-sponsored events

    • 17 Dec 2018
    • 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Jefe Urban Hacienda (219 Main St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414)

    **The previous announcement for this event has been corrected. Please note the updated date and registration link below. Thank you!**

    As we look to close out 2018 and think about welcoming 2019, we have a prime opportunity to reflect and gather with friends and colleagues. Please join the Minnesota Evaluation Association’s Board members (Melissa Chapman Haynes, President and Razeena Shrestha, Membership Chair) for a social event where we will intentionally weave in opportunities to learn how to incorporate reflection into your evaluation practice. This will be an informal event that you may come to for the entire time, or just drop in to say hello and grab some tips on improving your reflective practice.

    Location: Jefe Urban Hacienda (219 Main St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414)

    Parking: It is recommended that you either find metered street parking, or there is a ramp connected to Saint Anthony Main via tunnel, the St. Anthony Main Parking ramp. This is located on 2nd St SE and the rates are reasonable. There is also a bus that stops by the Lunds on University Ave, which is just a couple of blocks away.

    Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible parking is available in the St. Anthony Falls Ramp, one block from the theater (on 2nd Ave. SE, between University Ave. and 2nd St. SE). Wheelchair accessible restrooms are available on the first floor adjacent to the St. Anthony Main Theatre, to the left when exiting the theater into the adjoining indoor space, and just past Pracna.

    Date: Monday, December 17, 2018, 4:30pm – 6:30pm

    This is an informal event. Please feel free to arrive as you are available and stay for the entire event, or just stop in briefly to say hello. We will be sharing some methods for how to better incorporate reflection into your practice. But you can just focus most of your time on socializing!

    • 30 Jan 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, 2314 University Avenue W, Suite 20, Saint Paul, MN 55114

    The purpose of this event is to bring together nonprofits and evaluators. Join us to learn how Minnesota nonprofits of all sizes, lengths of time in existence, and focus areas are using evaluation.

    Attendees will hear how evaluation helps nonprofits align activities with their mission, strengthen programs and organizations, and engage stakeholders for greater impact. We will explore who holds evaluation roles and what works in building their relationships with others working in nonprofits. The event will include opportunities for evaluators and nonprofits to network and cross-pollinate good ideas about evaluation. Plus, attendees will hear from several nonprofit evaluation “exemplars” (and their evaluators) about what has worked for them.


    11:30 Networking
    12:00 Welcome
    12:10 Panel Presentations
    12:45 Q & A with Audience
    1:00 Open Table Discussions
    1:30 Adjourn

    Coffee, tea and light refreshments will be served; please feel free to bring a brown bag lunch.

    This event is co-sponsored by the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits and the Minnesota Evaluation Association.

Past MNEA events (see the Resources page for materials as available)

28 Nov 2018 MNEA Lunch Series: Project Charters
08 Nov 2018 AEA Debrief with MNEA
01 Nov 2018 Connect with MNEA at the AEA Annual Meeting!
18 Oct 2018 Evaluation and Changing Political Landscapes: Panel Discussion
10 Oct 2018 Meet Local Evaluation Organizations
26 Sep 2018 MNEA Lunch Series Event: Running Effective Meetings
12 Sep 2018 Translating Agile Project Management to Program Evaluation Practice – RESCHEDULED!
22 Aug 2018 MNEA Lunch Series Event: Evaluation and Project Management
18 Jul 2018 2020 Census in Minnesota–What do evaluators need to know?
07 Jun 2018 MNEA Webinar-Advanced Qualitative Methods
09 May 2018 APM Research Lab 2017 Ground Level Survey Findings Presentation
09 May 2018 Tour MPR before the APM Presentation!
09 Apr 2018 MNEA April Meetup: Navigating Complex Political Contexts in Evaluation
20 Dec 2017 Reflect and Gather with MNEA!
01 Dec 2017 Measuring “equity” and “access”: Evaluation design, data collection and other considerations
21 Nov 2017 AEA Debrief with MNEA
09 Nov 2017 Connect with MNEA at the AEA Annual Meeting
23 Oct 2017 Book Launch and Reception with Michael Quinn Patton
16 Oct 2017 Have a discussion over breakfast with MNEA members!
28 Sep 2017 Roundtable Discussion with Evaluation Professionals
21 Sep 2017 Exploring Project Management in Evaluation Contexts
16 Aug 2017 MNEA's August Informal Meet-Up
11 Jul 2017 MNEA's July Informal Lunch Meet-Up
21 Jun 2017 MNEA's June Informal Meet-Up
31 May 2017 An Informal MNEA Meet-Up
22 Mar 2017 MNEA Grab and Go Ice Cream Social
09 Nov 2016 Making a Career Out of Evaluation - A Forum for Emerging Evaluators
26 Oct 2016 MNEA Social at the AEA Annual Conference
19 Jul 2016 MNEA Summer Social
17 May 2016 Making Meaning of Multiple Datasets (M3) – Interactive Process to Build Evaluative Thinking
24 Feb 2016 Advancing Equity through Evaluation - How do we make it happen?
21 Jan 2016 MNEA Ignite - Non-traditional technology tools for evaluation (evaluation hacks)
26 Oct 2015 FALL SOCIAL with Michael Quinn Patton
13 Oct 2015 Book Club Event: Mixed Methods
07 Jul 2015 Summer Social
22 May 2015 Evaluating Education: A Roundtable Discussion
26 Feb 2015 Strategic Planning & Evaluation Event
11 Nov 2014 Culturally Responsive Evaluation Event
28 Oct 2014 MNEA Student Event - The Life of an Evaluator
10 Jul 2014 Summer Social Event
23 May 2014 Evaluation Capacity Building Event
09 Oct 2013 Evaluating Advocacy Efforts
18 Jul 2013 Summer Social Event
10 May 2013 Health Care Reform and Evaluation
22 Mar 2013 Data Visualization Event
06 Dec 2012 MN EA Social Happy Hour
15 Nov 2012 MN EA Social Happy Hour
04 Apr 2012 Roundtable Discussion International Monitoring and Evaluation: Donor Collaboration and Sustainable Results
09 Feb 2012 Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as an Evaluation Tool

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