A Collaborative Field-Building Movement
Expanding the Bench® (ETB) relies on the insight of Evaluation professionals who offer strategic direction, feedback, recommendations, and guidance to the initiative.
ETB is part of a collaborative field-building movement and is informed by a diverse, multi-stakeholder team of thought partners from the evaluation ecosystem. This team offers strategic direction, feedback, and recommendations to guide the development and growth of ETB.
With decades of combined experience in their fields, our Advisory Team members help us better understand and address the needs of the broader community.
All Advisory Team members sit on one of three workgroups. The workgroups and their purpose include:
ACE Evaluation Network
- Advise on short- and long-term direction of the Advancing Culturally-responsive and Equitable Evaluation Network (ACE).
- Identify professional development, networking and community-building activities for Network Members.
- Suggest ways to enhance the online ACE Evaluation Network Database, application process to become a Network Member, and outreach for both.
- Recommend strategies for improving how Funders of Evaluation understand culturally responsive and equitable evaluation (CREE) and engage with diverse Evaluators practicing CREE
- Build awareness and engagement around CREE theory and practice in the broader evaluation ecosystem.
Fundraising & Field Building
- Offer guidance on fundraising strategy to support ETB.
- Share experience and ideas related to Funders for CREE.
- Facilitate connections with new investors and other sectors.
- Provide ideas and suggestions to improve or enhance the online CREE curriculum.
- Establish criteria for the selection of Leaders in Equitable Evaluation and Diversity (LEEAD) Scholars, Mentors, and Practicum Sites.
- Generate ideas for Practicum Sites (e.g., evaluation firms, foundations, think tanks, nonprofit agencies) and connect to the ETB team when possible.
- Provide input on potential professional development opportunities.
- Provide input on methodology and useful and accessible products from special projects (e.g., Evolving Evaluation).
Meet the Advisory Team Workgroups
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It is ETB policy and practice that no Advisory Team member is advantaged or given special consideration in competitive ETB processes. If you have further questions, send us a message!