Join us to learn more about this important topic, a critical factor in the movement for racial justice. Grantmakers invest billions of dollars annually to improve
Grantmakers invest billions of dollars annually to improve community conditions, but how do they know they are invested in a way that creates valuable change for the community?
An evaluation is conducted to provide meaningful and reliable information to determine the value of a strategy, policy or program. Building knowledge and understanding value helps funders understand whether the strategies they implement and programs they fund are achieving their goals. If evaluation does not consider culture and equity, then the validity of the data, knowledge and determination of value is decreased.
Culturally-responsive and Equitable Evaluation (CREE) requires the integration of diversity, inclusion, and equity in all phases of evaluation. CREE incorporates cultural, structural, and contextual factors (e.g. historical, social, economic, racial, ethnic, gender) using a participatory process that shifts power to individuals most impacted.
Join the Expanding the Bench® (ETB) team to learn how we support evaluators and funders of evaluation to value, practice, and promote a CREE ecosystem. Though CREE is not one method of evaluation, but an approach that should be infused into all evaluation methodologies, we will offer examples around what practical applications of CREE look like.
We will also share how consultants to grantmakers can become involved, partner and/or subcontract diverse evaluators from the Advancing Culturally-responsive and Equitable (ACE) Evaluation Network, who practice CREE, to increase validity in evaluation.
(Wednesday) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers