What does power to ignite change look like?
Information and data have the power to change policies, programs, and practices. When diverse perspectives and experiences drive evaluation, we increase the likelihood of methods, analyses, and interpretation benefiting the communities we serve.
Are you a seasoned evaluator?
Become part of the Advancing Culturally-responsive and Equitable (ACE) Evaluation Network, a community of diverse evaluators who expertly drive and support the practice of culturally responsive and equitable evaluation.
Are you a funder of evaluation?
Deepen your pool of candidates by exploring our database and connecting with ACE Evaluation Network members. Improve visibility of your funding, job, and professional development opportunities by sharing them with the ETB community.
Are you a funding partner?
Join other investors, leaders, and field builders in their commitment to increase diversity, inclusion, and equity in change efforts by providing your monetary and/or other supports to further ETB’s mission.
Announcing the CREE Learning Series
Expanding the Bench® (ETB) works to support diverse evaluators and Funders of Evaluation to ensure that power is distributed equitably to lead change toward justice. In doing so we reach many audiences, and it’s vital that we create a shared understanding around culturally responsive and equitable evaluation (CREE). That’s why, with help from content experts, we have developed the CREE Learning Series. This three-part video teaching tool is broken down into four short videos, per part, that showcase learnings and offer new ideas and fresh perspectives on approaching CREE-focused work. Participants are invited to join live virtual discussions—that will be recorded—to further broaden their knowledge around each part of the Series.
LEEAD Applications Are Open!
Leaders in Equitable Evaluation and Diversity (LEEAD) is an evaluation training program from ETB designed to develop a pathway for diverse leaders in culturally responsive and equitable evaluation who will advance the field of evaluation. LEEAD welcomes the applications of accomplished, early- to mid-career scholars from diverse and historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups who aspire to become leaders in the field of evaluation. We are actively recruiting for Cohort 4 LEEAD Scholars and Mentors!
Stories from the ETB Community
by Dr. Ndidiamaka Amutah-Onukagha I am very grateful to Expanding the Bench (ETB) and the connections I have been able to make through the Advancing Culturally-responsive and Equitable (ACE) Evaluation…
by Dr. Christine Baker Mitton Those with privilege are most blind to it. Reflecting on this idea challenges me daily to re-examine my actions as director of knowledge and learning…
The Expanding the Bench Team is deeply saddened by the passing of Dr. Karen Trujillo. She joined the ETB community in 2017 as a Cohort 2 LEEAD Scholar. She was…
As 2020 made abundantly clear, changes and transitions can be difficult to manage. And while there is no one-size-fits-all approach to adjusting to new circumstances, evaluators provide a diverse array…