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 of Evaluation 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, Expanding the Bench® (ETB) is strengthening, diversifying, and increasing access to racially and ethnically diverse Evaluators who have been historically and/or are presently underrepresented or marginalized in the U.S. who practice culturally responsive and equitable evaluation (CREE).
ETB is based on the belief that three things have to happen to create a culturally responsive and equitable evaluation ecosystem. There needs to be more Evaluators who bring lived experience with marginalization and oppression, practice CREE, and a field that is ready to dismantle racist policies, practices, and programs and intentionally seeks CREE-focused Evaluators from diverse backgrounds.
How: Theory of Change
- 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.
Expanding the Bench FAQs
ACE Evaluation Network FAQs
Find answers to your questions surrounding the Advancing Culturally-responsive and Equitable (ACE) Evaluation Network!
Curious about the Leaders in Equitable Evaluation and Diversity (LEEAD) Network? Find answers here.
ETB has a robust pricing model that allows Funders of Evaluation to support our services via a subscription or à la carte model. Learn more about supporting ETB!
ACE Evaluation Network Director
LEEAD Project Director
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