Posts in EEI Emerging Learning
Getting (and keeping!) Some Traction on Equity Evaluation

Christine and Jenn of The Eval Center were selected to participate in an Equitable Evaluation Design Lab alongside 27 other Colorado evaluators. The three-month design lab challenged them to re-imagine their role as evaluators. How can evaluators work in service of and contribute to equity? During the Design Lab summer, they talked, questioned, planned, and pushed themselves to change the way they think and see the world.

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Part 2 of 3: Sharing Our Stories Together to Address Inequities: The Equity Learning Club

Evaluation does not happen in a bubble; it is impacted by the social context around us. To do it well, it requires an understanding of the forces that shape our world, including structural racism and implicit bias. On the flip side, evaluation impacts social context, requiring us to recognize how our work perpetuates the forces that shape our world, including structural racism and implicit bias.

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Our advice is to get started, even if that means taking small steps first.

The Strategy, Learning, and Evaluation Department (SLED) at the Walton Family Foundation supports careful planning, rigorous research, and systematic assessment in service of organizational learning, strategic adaptation, and philanthropic impact. Over the past 18 months, SLED has been working with the Equitable Evaluation Initiative to learn more about EE and to identify ways to better promote equity in our work.

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