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  • Monday, December 12, 2022 4:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Welcome our 2023 President!

    December 2022

    Dear Seattle Evaluation Association Members,

    It is with great excitement that I am writing to introduce you to the 2023 President of the Association, Landon Charlo! I will stay on as the Past-President for the next year and I am looking forward to collaborating with him. The Leadership Team is beyond excited to have Landon on board and I know that EvalSeattle will flourish under his leadership.

    We are planning a few events in early 2023 to allow everyone to meet Landon but in the meantime you can check out his bio below.

    Wishing you all a restful and relaxing holiday season!

    Best wishes, 

    Shelley Stromholt



    Meet Landon Charlo!

    Landon is in his final year of the Ph.D. program in Educational Psychology at Washington State University. He is a member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation in western Montana. His dissertation is focused on developing and conceptualizing an Indigenous Evaluation Framework to help further practice and policy decisions. Landon is interested in all aspects of evaluation and is looking forward to starting his career next summer. Currently as part of his graduate assistantship, Landon is an evaluator for a USDA funded summer internship program (Phenomics Big Data Management) at WSU and is enjoying his first experiences in the practice of evaluation. Over the next year he is intent on learning data visualization principles and software which he believes helps to materialize the flow of data into an object of zeal for the users of an evaluation, thus furthering utilization and recommendations. As the incoming President he is very grateful to the community of evaluators and applied researchers who are members of the Seattle Evaluation Association. He is committed to continuing the excellence exhibited by previous leadership teams and plans to provide learning, networking, and socializing opportunities for EvalSeattle.           

  • Tuesday, April 05, 2022 1:33 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Happy Spring from EvalSeattle! We’ve had a whirlwind of events recently, including 18 Evalu-dates and an amazing presentation on retrospective impact evaluation with Jane Davidson and Thomaz Chianca. Thanks to everyone who helped make these events successful!

    We’re looking forward to more exciting events this year, including a chance to Spring Clean Your Business with the Independent Consultant’s Meet-up and our first in-person happy hour in two years. We hope you’ll be able to join us to say hello and reconnect in person after so much time online. Check out the events section below to RSVP.

    Also, we still have a few open positions available on the EvalSeattle Leadership Team! We are actively looking for interested individuals to join us in the following roles: President-Elect, Financial Officer, and Communications Officer. Email for more info. 

    Best wishes, 

    Shelley Stromholt



    Additional (Inspiring) Resources!

    Job Posting: Measurement and Evaluation Project Assistant (Data2insight, LLC)

    RFP: Washington State Bar Association Member Demographic Study (WSBA)

    Doing evaluation in service of racial equity: Practice Guides (Every Child Thrives)

    Online Event: Black Liberation & Accountability in the Non-Profit World (Washington Nonprofits) 

    AEA conference submissions due before April 22nd 

    OPEN recently hosted a discussion with program evaluator/author Chari Smith, Portland Homeless Family Solutions' executive director Brandi Tuck, and program director Fay Schuler about their journey of creating a meaningful and realistic program evaluation system. Check out a recording of the discussion!

  • Friday, January 21, 2022 2:20 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hi everyone, Happy New Year and welcome to 2022! While 2021 didn’t go quite the way any of us were hoping for, EvalSeattle has a number of things to be proud of and thankful for, and I’m already feeling better about 2022 after reading Vu Le’s new year post below. Thanks for being part of our community at the start of this year – we’re looking forward to providing you with great opportunities in 2022 for community-building and professional development. 

    Check out some of the exciting resources making the social media rounds below, as well as our upcoming events in January and February on the page– hope to see you there! 

    Shelley Stromholt



    Resource Roundup

    You are awesome, and 2022 is going to be an awesome year! (Vu Le, Nonprofit AF)

    Dr. Billie Joe Rogers and Dr. Kim van der Woerd (EvalSeattle 2021 Keynote Speakers) will be teaching a couple of amazing looking courses this spring. (Simon Fraser University)

    Why anti-racist conversations should focus on power & privilege, not diversity & inclusion. (

    Check out these evaluation course listings for 2022 (EnCompass) 

  • Friday, July 09, 2021 12:55 PM | Anonymous

    Read our latest newsletter to learn more about upcoming virtual events and our Leadership Team election this fall!

    July 2021 Update

  • Sunday, May 30, 2021 12:10 PM | Anonymous

    We are proud to share our first Annual Report, reflecting on our first full year as an organization. Thank you to everyone who joined, participated, engaged, and volunteered in 2020. 

    Seattle Evaluation Association Annual Report 2020.pdf

  • Tuesday, April 06, 2021 6:48 PM | Anonymous

    The Seattle Evaluation Association supports the AEA's statement written by Vidhya Shanker. We commit to continually educating ourselves and taking action to advance a more equitable and just society.

  • Friday, June 05, 2020 4:04 PM | Anonymous

    George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Nina Pop, Ahmaud Arbery, Manuel Ellis, and countless other Black people deserve justice. Amidst a pandemic that is rapidly taking Black lives and economic collapse that is threatening the survival of countless Black-led organizations, the systemic racism that was built and reinforced over centuries is undeniable. The systemic devaluing and dehumanizing of Black lives that leads to death, trauma, and despair must end. It is incumbent on all of us to not just fight for Black lives, but to fight for Black liberation.

    “In a racist society, it is not enough to be non-racist, we must be antiracist.”

    – Angela Davis

    The Seattle Evaluation Association is in the process of deciding the many actions we will take to actively promote antiracism, dismantle white supremacy and policing, and champion BIPOC evaluators. We welcome your input (email us at and we will update everyone as our work evolves.

    Here’s where we are already clear:

    • Black lives matter. Black women’s lives matter. Black trans lives matter.

    • We stand in solidarity with activists and protesters demanding justice.

    • We reject narratives that focus on the destruction of property to undermine righteous anger and the necessary pressure to realize change. We condemn structural racism in all its forms—and we know that we have not yet centered antiracism in our organization. We invite you to keep us accountable as we commit to do better.

    • We will use both our organizational power and our platforms to actively promote antiracism in the practice of evaluation and in our communities, amplify Black evaluators and other Black voices speaking out on these issues, and partner with Black people in the communities where we live and work.

    Beyond these statements, we must commit ourselves to action. As a first step, we encourage you to read and use the resources:

    We are committed to the lifelong work of antiracism and encourage you to join us in taking action.

    In solidarity,

    The Seattle Evaluation Association 

  • Friday, October 04, 2019 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    Join the American Evaluation Association (AEA) for access to evaluation best practices, unmatched educational opportunities, and a global community of evaluation professionals. Members also receive discounted registration rates for AEA’s annual conference, held this year from November 11-16 in Minneapolis. Early registration ends October 11!

  • Tuesday, September 03, 2019 2:00 PM | Anonymous

    We’re using LinkedIn to connect folks and share information. Join the group here!

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