Local Area Evaluation Groups

Capital Area Evaluation Network | Lansing, Michigan


The Capital Area Evaluation Network is a community of practice of capital area evaluators, formed for the purpose of sharing our collective evaluation knowledge to improve our evaluation practice. Meetings are informal and involve sharing techniques and tools and discussing shared readings. During our first three meetings, members have shared their knowledge of the following techniques: outcome mapping, outcome harvesting, ripple effects mapping, most significant change technique, and integrating the CDC evaluation model with project management software. 

Group Contact: Miles McNall (


Where: Kellogg Center, 219 S. Harrison Road Rm. 93, East Lansing, MI 48824

Who: All capital-area evaluators are welcome

Topic: Risk Management in evaluation and Evaluative Thinking (New Directions for Evaluation, Number 159)

Meeting Topic: We will discuss two topics: (1) Risk Management in evaluation and (2) Evaluative Thinking (New Directions for Evaluation, Number 159). Please join us! 

West Michigan Evaluators Network | Grand Rapids, Michigan

The West Michigan Evaluators Network (WMEN) is an informal network that includes internal evaluators, evaluation consultants, academic instructors and anyone interested in evaluation. Our focus is on sharing ideas, tools, and techniques to advance evaluation practices. WMEN is currently planning an evaluation capacity building workshop for nonprofits on the lakeshore which will be delivered in late fall of 2018. 

Group Contact: Cheryl Endres (


When: 3rd Friday of each month, 11:30-1:00 p.m. (Meetings will resume on October 19)

Where: Johnson Center for Philanthropy

Who: All West-Michigan evaluators are welcome

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