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Making the Case for Equitable Evaluation

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, Funders Together to End Homelessness, PEAK Grantmaking, and Southern California Grantmakers invite you to an informational webinar to learn more about a new cohort being co-hosted with the Equitable Evaluation Initiative (EEI) in 2021.

EEI Director Jara Dean-Coffey will provide a high-level overview of EEI initiative and an invitation to join us for the Making the Case Collaboratory (MTC), where we collectively commit to creating a world where we all thrive, and our experiences and expertise are valued and considered valid. Please join us to learn more!

About the Making the Case Collaboratory (MTC)

Starting up in February 2021, the MTC Collaboratory is a 6-month cohort for foundations to learn more about EEI. MTC provides space for self-reflection and situational assessment alongside other foundation participants. Participants gain a space to unpack the Equitable Evaluation Principles and explore current internal evaluation practices and orthodoxies. Participants begin to identify potential ways to further their practice with the Equitable Evaluation Framework™ within their organizations.

About the Equitable Evaluation Framework

The Equitable Evaluation Framework (EEF)™ is a set of principles and orthodoxies, with three central principles:

  1. Evaluation and evaluative work should be in service of equity
  2. Evaluative work can and should be able to answer questions about:
    • Ways in which historical and structural decisions have contributed to the condition to be addressed
    • Effect of a strategy on different populations
    • Effect of a strategy on the underlying systemic drivers of inequity
    • Ways in which cultural context is tangled up in both structural conditions and the change initiative itself
  3. Evaluative work should be designed and implemented commensurate with the values underlying equity work (i.e., multi-culturally valid and oriented toward participant ownership)

Seeking Equitable Evaluation Practice Partners

As the EEI team rounds out the second year of the five-year initiative, they seek a core set of Practice Partners who are committed to the EEF and will continue to be and do different things in the work to operationalize the EEF. It is important to lift up that 2021 is the last year that they will be inviting foundations in as Practice Partners in the work. What this means is that foundations with interest in joining the work, must determine if they can Make the Case for the EEF in their institution before May 2021.

NOTE: Attendance at this informational webinar does not commit you to participate in the collaboratory. After the webinar, attendees will be invited to apply. Space is limited and applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. We anticipate a small cost to attend (approximately $500 – $1,500), and we have space for approximately 20-30 organizations to participate.


Jara Dean-Coffey
Founder + Principal, Luminare Group and Director, Equitable Evaluation Initiative





Complimentary and open to all