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.
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Learn about the philosophy, priorities, and methods behind ETB, and why this work is needed.
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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.
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LEEAD Practicum Site Applications Are Open!
Leaders in Equitable Evaluation and Diversity (LEEAD) is an evaluation training program from Expanding the Bench® (ETB) designed to develop a pathway for diverse leaders in culturally responsive and equitable evaluation who will advance the field of evaluation. We are actively recruiting for Cohort 4 LEEAD Practicum Sites to engage the culturally responsive and equitable evaluation (CREE) expertise of diverse LEEAD Scholars through evaluation projects!
The ETB Team is seeking participants for Evolving Evaluation: Journeys with Culturally Responsive and Equitable Evaluation (CREE), a 2-year research effort that will engage evaluators in critical reflections of their own journeys, stories, and experiences with evaluation. The research project, conceptualized within the ETB Advisory Team, will include one-on-one recorded conversations with a colleague to highlight experiences and examples of CREE practice. Consider telling your story!
Stories from the ETB Community
My Cultural Responsiveness Has Been Lifelong — Now I’m Applying It to Evaluation My first experiences with cultural responsiveness came with travel. Studying and living in Zimbabwe forced me to…
The Expanding the Bench® (ETB) Team connects Funders of Evaluation and evaluators from the Advancing Culturally-responsive and Equitable (ACE) Evaluation Network through monthly one-on-one Coffee Breaks for intentional relationship-building, to…
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…