This is an Eval Central archive copy, find the original at depictdatastudio.com. You learned about two types of tables: datasets vs. tabulations. Then, you learned about two types of datasets: contiguous vs. non-contiguous. Now, let’s learn about two types of tabulations: formulas vs. pivot tables. Tabulation Option 1: Formulas Formulas and pivot tables are both […]

## Perspective Taking and Making

This is an Eval Central archive copy, find the original at cense.ca. One of the myths of innovation is that something has to be new. It doesn’t. Something only needs to be new in context. This means that an old idea brought forth into a different or refreshed context can be innovative. For example, home […]

## Stop Prioritizing “One Size Fits All” Solutions

This is an Eval Central archive copy, find the original at nicoleclarkconsulting.com. A principle in program design is that, if a program is placed in a new location, the program will still perform as expected. From a program evaluation perspective, we understand that a program’s location presents both challenges and opportunities, as the physical location […]

## Two Types of Tables: Datasets vs. Tabulations

This is an Eval Central archive copy, find the original at depictdatastudio.com. Last week’s blog post about contiguous vs. non-contiguous datasets was immensely unpopular. I had the most unsubscribes to my blog and newsletter of all time — in more than a decade of blogging, YouTubing, and newsletter-ing. One person said something like this: “I […]

## Try This: Update Your Logic Model

This is an Eval Central archive copy, find the original at nicoleclarkconsulting.com. Try this activity and let me know how it goes for you. When logic models are viewed as a valuable planning and learning tool and used with other programmatic tools, it increases the likelihood that your organization will use them. So, let’s update […]

## Annual Report Design – How to create 5 reports with 1 design.

This is an Eval Central archive copy, find the original at freshspectrum.com. In today’s blog post I’ll show you a contemporary approach to annual report design. Instead of ending up with 1 report, you’ll end up with 5, each designed to meet a separate need. At the end of this process you will have 5 […]

## Contiguous Datasets: A Critical Prerequisite for Useful Data Visualization

This is an Eval Central archive copy, find the original at depictdatastudio.com. “Ann, I loved your training, but I’m having trouble applying what I learned. Something’s off with my datasets, and the graphs are taking forever!” This past year, I’ve spent more time teaching about data management than data visualization. When I look under the […]

## The Key to Making Actionable Logic Models

This is an Eval Central archive copy, find the original at nicoleclarkconsulting.com. Let’s get straight to the point. When logic models are viewed as a valuable planning and learning tool, rather than solely as a grant making reporting requirement, it increases the likelihood that your organization will use them. When logic models are viewed in […]

## Report Study – Ford Foundation Evaluations

This is an Eval Central archive copy, find the original at freshspectrum.com. In this series of blog posts I will share examples of professionally designed modern reports. For each report I’ll also write out a list of things to notice. My goal is not to critique but to show you real life examples of design […]

## How to Visualize Multi-Year Patterns

This is an Eval Central archive copy, find the original at depictdatastudio.com. I recently worked with a healthcare system to visualize their multi-year patterns. Are you lucky enough to have historical data at your fingertips?! Woohoo! What a treat. Let’s weigh the pros and cons of a few different viz options. The Table Here’s what […]