Update 1: March 12, 2020: Given the current MA state of emergency regarding the coronavirus/COVID-19, we are following the state and CDC guidance on how to minimize risks. Until further notice, we will attempt to have all monthly roundtables/presentations entirely online. Given challenges in hosting online, this could mean postponing some roundtables or having some months without roundtables. To stay up-to-date on each event, please make sure to register as we will email registrants with necessary updates.

Update 2: June 18, 2020:

  • While MA is in the reopening phases, GBEN programming events will continue to be offered in virtual formats only. 
  • Please note that we will be taking a Programming break in August and no events will be offered that month. 

Upcoming events

    • 07/22/2020
    • 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual
    • 82

    July's virtual presentation is in partnership with the New York Consortium Evaluators (NYCE), a AEA regional affiliate. This presentation was first a part of the 2019 AEA Conference. 

    Evaluators, as the primary managers of client data systems within organizations, are often called upon to take the lead in the process of adopting new data systems. This thrusts us as “accidental techies” into the world of database technology and data integration apps without a roadmap. Increasing data expectations on organizations – to report to funders, show impact, and learn from our data – enhance the need for a robust client management and outcomes tracking system to support performance management and evaluation.

    In this demonstration session, we will share our experiences and lessons learned in serving as or working with internal evaluators on five key phases of a database project: assess opportunity; scope the project and choose a platform/vendor; design and plan; build and implement; and support. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and will walk away with a practical resource guide highlighting best practices.


    Laura Beals, Director, Department of Evaluation and Learning-Jewish Family & Children's Service, GBEN Advisory Board Member

    Diamond St. Thomas, Founder & Principal Consultant-Facets Consulting, NYCE President and Executive Director

    Gregor Thomas, Sr Director of Data and Evidence Science-Project Evident

    You must register for the event to receive the online meeting information. 

Past events

06/17/2020 Adapting Evaluations during COVID-June Roundtable
05/13/2020 Qualitative Comparative Analysis - May roundtable
04/23/2020 Values in Evaluation Applied: Balancing Stakeholder, Commissioner, & Evaluator Values in Evaluation
03/09/2020 Presentation on Trauma-informed Data Collection
02/12/2020 Roundtable on Building Evidence
12/04/2019 An Approach to Multi-Grantee Evaluation
11/14/2019 GBEN at AEA
11/04/2019 2019 Annual Meeting
10/29/2019 What should evaluators know about IRBs?
09/10/2019 Hiring for an Evaluation Position:Tips, Tricks, and Lesson’s Learned
08/21/2019 Independent Evaluators Meetup
08/21/2019 Logic Models: How to Engage Stakeholders and Create Innovative Products
07/22/2019 Summer social meetup
06/18/2019 Social Network Analysis
05/14/2019 Racial Equity and Evaluation
04/18/2019 Independent Evaluators Meetup
04/18/2019 Values in Evaluation-Panel at Boston College
03/05/2019 Empowerment Evaluation
02/05/2019 Impact Evaluation Panel at Northeastern University
01/14/2019 January Social Meet-up
12/04/2018 December 4th Roundtable-Budgeting for Evaluation
11/05/2018 2018 Business Meeting
11/01/2018 2018 AEA Meet up!
10/03/2018 October 3rd Roundtable: Community Health Needs Assessments
09/06/2018 How to Host Webinars that Don’t Suck
08/07/2018 August 7th Roundtable:Qualitative Evaluation
07/12/2018 July 12th-Summer Meet-up!
06/05/2018 June 5th Roundtable-Repurposing Existing Data
04/26/2018 Meetup for Independent Consultants
04/10/2018 April Social Meet-up
04/04/2018 April 4th Roundtable
03/13/2018 March Social Meet-up
02/06/2018 February Roundtable-Usability Testing for Evaluation Researchers

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