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Publications and Presentations by Members of the Department of Evaluation and Learning (DEL)

*Bolded names indicate current or former DEL staff.

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Publications

Beals, Laura and Aaron Gunning. Supporting Individual Client Goals by Laura Beals and Aaron Gunning,” American Evaluation Association (blog), December 24, 2018.

Beals, Laura
and Barbara Perry. Detecting Fraudulent Responses to Online Surveys by Laura Beals and Barbara Perry,” American Evaluation Association (blog), August 10, 2018.

Perry, Barbara and Laura Beals, “Chaverim Shel Shalom: Social Programs for Adults Living with Mental Illness. Pilot Activities Review,” Jewish Family & Children’s Service, July 2018.

Perry, Barbara and Laura Beals, “Chaverim Shel Shalom: Social Programs for Adults Living with Mental Illness. Needs Assessment Report,” Jewish Family & Children’s Service, May 2018.

Beals, Laura and Barbara Perry, “Internal Eval Week: Using Data Placemats to facilitate Learning Conversations in Nonprofit Settings,” American Evaluation Association (blog), February 7, 2017.

Gunning, Aaron and Laura Beals, "Implementing Electronic Case Records in Social Service Agencies Part II," American Evaluation Association (blog), January 27, 2017.

Gunning, Aaron and Laura Beals, "Using Electronic Case Records for Evaluation in Social Service Agencies Part I," American Evaluation Association (blog), January 26, 2017

Beals, Laura and Rachel Albert, "TIERS: Tool for Evaluation Resource Allocations (Version 2)," Jewish Family and Children's Service Boston, March, 2016.

Barkin, Jennifer L., Gordon B. Willis, Kristina C. Hawkins, Tiffany Stanfill-Thomas, Laura Beals, and Joan R. Bloch. "Semantic Assessment of the Barkin Index of Maternal Functioning in a Medically Underserved Obstetric Population." Perspectives in Psychiatric Care (2015). doi: 10.1111/ppc.12141

Beals, Laura, "Learning Conversations': A Strategy for Achieving High-Quality Data in Nonprofit Agencies," nFocus Solutions (blog), April 28, 2015.

Beals, Laura, "The Challenges of Achieving High-Quality Data in Nonprofit Agencies," nFocus Solutions (blog), April 14, 2015.

Beals, Laura, "Getting Technology to Work for Your Evaluation Needs," Nonprofit Technology Network (blog), December 9, 2014.

Beals, Laura and Rachel Albert, "IE TIG Week: Laura Beals and Rachel Albert on TIERS: A Tool for Allocating Evaluation Resources at Nonprofit Agencies," American Evaluation Association (blog), December 3, 2014.

Beals, Laura, "Are You an 'Accidental Evaluator?'" Nonprofit Technology Network (blog), October 7, 2014.

Beals, Laura, "Laura Beals on Applying p2i to Presentations at Work," American Evaluation Association (blog), September 4, 2014.

Beals, Laura and Noah Schectman, "Laura Beals and Noah Schectman on Data Formatting for Performance Management Systems." American Evaluation Association (blog), February 24, 2014.

Beals, Laura, "Laura Beals on Library Access and Literature Organization." American Evaluation Association (blog), December 24, 2013.

Beals, Laura, "Laura Beals on How Nonprofits can Support Academic Research Requests." American Evaluation Association (blog), December 4, 2013.

Presentations

Beals, Laura, “Introduction to Social Network Analysis for Evaluation.” Presentation to the Greater Boston Evaluation Network Roundtable, December 5, 2017.

Beals, Laura, Sara Afflerback, Susan Foster, and Kendra Lewis, “Bringing Stakeholders to the Table: Using Data Placemats for Participatory Analysis in Nonprofit and Foundation Settings.” Presentation at the American Evaluation Association Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., November 11, 2017.

Beals, Laura and Barbara Perry, “Evaluation in Nonprofit Settings.” Guest lecture at the Tufts University ExCollege in the course Philanthropy, Social Enterprise, and Community, October 25, 2017.

Beals, Laura, “Performance Measurement & Evaluation in Nonprofit Settings.” Guest lecture at the Heller School, Brandeis University in the course HS247f: Evaluation for Managers. September 8, 2017.

Gunning, Aaron, “But We Just Cleaned This! Wrestling with Data Quality in Non-Profit Evaluation.” Presentation to the Greater Boston Evaluation Network Roundtable, August 1, 2017.

Beals, Laura and Barbara Perry, “Bringing Stakeholders to the Table: Using Data Placemats for Participatory Analysis.” Presentation at Tech Networks of Boston Roundtable, April 4, 2017.

Gunning, Aaron, “So Happy Together: Integrating Service Provision and Evaluation Data Collection with Electronic Case Records.” Presentation at the Eastern Evaluation Research Society Annual Conference, Galloway, NJ, April 3, 2017.

Beals, Laura, Barbara Perry, and Eliana Wallack, “Introduction to data visualization: Choosing the right chart.” Presentation at EMPath Outcomes Workgroup, March 9, 2017.

Gunning, Aaron and Laura Beals, “Migrating to Electronic Case Records.” Presentation at Tech Networks of Boston Roundtable, January 31, 2017

Beals, Laura, Catherine Dun Rappaport, Rebekah Levin, Cindy Banyai, and Rakesh Mohan. “Harnessing the Power of Partnerships: How the Funder-Grantee Relationship Impacts Program and Evaluation Design in Nonprofit Settings.” Presentation at the American Evaluation Association Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, October 27, 2016.

Beals, Laura, “Performance Measurement & Evaluation in Nonprofit Settings.” Guest lecture at the Heller School, Brandeis University in the course HS247f: Evaluation for Managers. September 16, 2016.

Beals, Laura, “Evaluating Integration of Care at a Large Multi-Service Agency.” Presentation at the American Evaluation Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, November 13, 2015. 

Schectman, Noah, Yuliya Gaydayenko, and Kirsten Mack, “Data Informed Practice: Making the Shift for Improved Agency Impact.” Association of Jewish Family & Children’s Agencies (webinar), November 12, 2015.

Beals, Laura and Jonathan Humfrey, “The Benefits and Challenges of Using Electronic Case Records in Evaluation.” Presentation at the American Evaluation Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, November 13, 2015. 

Gaydayenko, Yuliya, Kirsten Mack, and Noah Schectman, “Data Informed Practice: Making the Shift for Improved Agency Impact.” Presentation at the Association of Jewish Family & Children’s Agencies Annual Conference, Miami, FL, May 4, 2015.

Albert, Rachel and Laura Beals, “TIERS: A Tool for Allocating Evaluation Resources at Nonprofit Agencies.” Presentation to the Evaluator’s Roundtable, March 3, 2015.

Albert, Rachel and Laura Beals, “A Tool for Allocating Evaluation Resources at Nonprofit Agencies.” Presentation at the American Evaluation Association Annual Conference, Denver, CO, October 15, 2014.

Schectman, Noah and Laura Beals, “Strategies to Attain High-Quality Data in Performance Management Software Nonprofit Settings.” Presentation at the American Evaluation Association Annual Conference, Denver, CO, October 16, 2014.

Beals, Laura and Noah Schectman. “Bridging technology and evaluation in nonprofits.” Presentation at a joint session of the Tech Networks of Boston Roundtable and Crittenton Women’s Union Outcomes Workgroup, September 18, 2014.

Beals, Laura, “Bridging technology and evaluation in nonprofits.”  Presentation at Tech Networks of Boston Roundtable, April 25, 2014.

Schectman, Noah, “Improving Data Quality through ETO,” Presentation to the Boston Area ETO Users Conference, March 4, 2014.

Gittleman, Julia and Rachel Albert, “Program Evaluation in Nonprofit Settings.” Presentation to the Crittenon Women’s Union Outcomes Workgroup, December 13, 2013.Beals, Laura, “Reaching In: Supporting Community-Based Research Requests From Students and Faculty.” Presentation at the American Evaluation Association Annual Conference, Washington, DC, October 18, 2013.

Trainings

Beals, Laura. "Data collection for Performance Measurement & Evaluation." United Way Technical Assistance Session, Boston, MA, December 9, 2015.

Beals, Laura. "Overcoming Challenges in Performance Measurement & Evaluation." United Way Technical Assistance Session, Boston, MA, December 9, 2015.

Albert, Rachel and Julia Gittleman. "Overcoming Challenges in Performance Measurement." United Way Technical Assistance Session, Boston, MA, May 20, 2015.

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