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              Anita M. Baker, Ed.D.     Making program evaluation accessible to all.

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Why Evaluation Services?

Evaluation has increasingly been recognized as an important part of organizational work. But access to training about and performance of evaluation, and sustaining enhanced evaluation capacity is often challenging. This is especially true for Nonprofit organizations where resources are stretched thin.


Evaluation Services is a multi-faceted approach I use to support the evaluation-related work of others in Nonprofit and Philanthropic organizations.  My goal is to help organizations use evaluation – by serving as an independent external evaluator, as an evaluation partner undertaking participatory evaluation, as a trainer, and/or as an advisor/coach for learning and completion of actual evaluation projects.

"Anita was great--informative, entertaining, professional, approachable all at once.  Folks reacted positively and the initiative director was pleased as well."

--Quote from training client

What's New!

  • Anita Baker has been invited to speak at the Be-Haaracha Raba Conference in Tel Aviv, Israel, October 21, 2014. After presenting the talk Understanding and Utilizing Evaluative Thinking: A Useful Approach for Evaluators, Funders and Third-Sector Professionals, Anita will attend the rest of the days conference sessions and then meet with Israeli evaluators and nonprofit organization officials for a week of training and reciprocal learning about evaluation capacity building.
  • Jamie Bassell, Associate Evaluator returns to the Evaluation Services staff after a four-month leave spent traversing the United States by bicycle. Welcome Back Jamie!
  • Anita Baker begins her 9th year leading the Building Evaluation Capacity (BEC) initiative in collaboration with the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, Hartford, Connecticut, and embarks on an 11th evaluation capacity building project with the Bruner Foundation. These projects combined with efforts for nonprofit organizations including the YWCA Greater Hartford Region, the Assabet Valley Collaborative, the News Literacy Project, the Wadsworth Atheneum Art Museum, and Lifespan of Greater Rochester as well as continued consultations with the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving and new work with Connecticut Humanities grantmaking organizations promise to make the 2014-15 program year exciting and productive.
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"I really learned a lot over the entire period of the training and I really enjoyed working with Anita. The sessions also helped us with serious team building. For all you did for us and especially for who you are--Thanks so much."
--Quote from a Trainee Participant, Long-Term, Comprehensive Evaluation Capacity Building

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