Supporting Diverse Evaluators and Funders of Evaluation
Providing value, practice, and promoting a culturally responsive and equitable evaluation ecosystem.
THE VISION FOR ETB
Power is distributed equitably amongst evaluators, community members, and funders to lead change toward justice.
Because the evaluation field does not traditionally include the perspectives and voices of diverse communities who have been historically excluded and oppressed, ETB is strengthening, diversifying, and increasing access to evaluators.
Expanding the Bench® (ETB) is based on the belief that three things have to happen to create a culturally responsive and equitable evaluation ecosystem. We need more evaluators who bring lived experience with marginalization and oppression. We need more evaluators practicing culturally responsive and equitable evaluation (CREE). Finally, we need a field that is ready to dismantle racist policies, practices, and programs and intentionally seeks evaluators from diverse backgrounds who practice CREE.
Resource CuratorEmail Alice Choi
Communications ManagerEmail Alina Taniuchi
Content Writer and CoordinatorEmail Chyenne Mallinson
ETB Co-DirectorEmail Elizabeth Waetzig
Communications SpecialistEmail Eve Kucharski
Project ManagerEmail Karla Mendez
ACE Evaluation Network Project DirectorEmail London Losey
Project CoordinatorEmail Nancy Vang
ETB Co-DirectorEmail Rachele Espiritu
LEEAD Project DirectorEmail Sandra Silva
ETB Project DirectorEmail Susan Ghanbarpour
Theory of Change
Goals for Growth in 2021
- Expand eligibility for the LEEAD Program to include applicants with master’s degrees.
- Refine the ACE Evaluation Network’s Database search experience based on user feedback.
- Institute rolling applications to the ACE Evaluation Network’s Call for New Members.
We Are Grateful for Our Generous Funding Partners
Continued programming and field building efforts would not be possible without the generous contributions from our ETB Funding Partners. Thank you for your support of ETB. Additional ETB Funding Partners are always welcome!
By supporting ETB, you provide access to 100+ accomplished evaluators from diverse backgrounds throughout the country. Learn how you can financially support us, too!
How To Get Involved with Expanding the Bench
Submit an Opportunity
We welcome you to share evaluation-related opportunities with the ETB community!
Invest In Expanding the Bench
Provide opportunities for racially and ethnically diverse evaluators to build connections and engage in professional development. We offer virtual networking sessions, Communities of Practice on topics of interest, professional development, and in-person networking opportunities.
About The Network
Join the generous group of ETB Funding Partners who have supported ETB. Together, with other allies, we are contributing to a field-building movement to impact the way evaluation is practiced and commissioned and used.