Pieta Blakely

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economics, program evaluation

Measuring SES series: Income, need, and living wages

January 05, 2021 | Pieta Blakely

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a post on socio-economic status (SES). SES is usually understood to be a combination of three things: income, education, and occupation. There are multiple reasons why we might ask such as establishing need, making sure that we are reaching the population that needs ...

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A unique approach to an annual appeal with Ann O'Brien

December 21, 2020 | Pieta Blakely

Extraordinary times call for creative approaches to getting your message out. This fall, we were joined by Chris Lysy to talk about unconventional communication. We learned how effective pictures can be. 

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Joy and resilience

December 07, 2020 | Pieta Blakely

In stressful and uncertain times, we don’t often emphasize joy. But this week, Thaddeus Miles joined us to talk about joy as an act of resistance, a way of claiming our agency, and a source of resilience. 

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