As an association, AEA follows unique governing policies with a Board of Directors as leadership. Learn more about how our association is run.
The Governing Policy Manual, last amended on May 22, 2018, outlines the structure of AEA, including bylaws, financial management, and more.
You can read the full AEA bylaws, which took effect in January of 2011, here.
The purpose of the Board of Directors, on behalf of the evaluation community and those it affects and influences (“owners”), is to ensure that AEA produces appropriate results (as defined in Ends Goals) and avoids inappropriate actions and situations.
The AEA End Goals are defined as:
In an effort to maintain full transparency with our membership, you can read the details of our investment policy (as of 2016) here.
The working American Evaluation Association Strategic Plan outlines goals set for the association.
AEA’s Whistleblower Policy (1) encourages members, directors, staff and volunteers to come forward with credible information on illegal practices or serious violations of adopted policies of AEA; (2) specifies that AEA will protect the person(s) from retaliation; and (3) identifies where such information can be reported. Read the full policy here.
The purpose of the AEA Conflict of Interest Policy is to protect the integrity of the Association and its decision-making and governance process by ensuring that actual and potential conflicts of interests that Directors (and other volunteers) may have are adequately disclosed and addressed. Read the full policy.
The Board establishes policy that sets parameters on accessing the funds within the General Reserve. Read more about the full policy.