About the ACE Evaluation Network

Advancing Culturally-responsive and Equitable (ACE) Evaluation Network

Learn about ETB’s Evaluator database! The ACE Evaluation Network is free to join for Evaluators and free to use for those interested in incorporating an equitable approach in their next evaluation project.

The ACE Evaluation Network brings together racially and ethnically diverse Evaluators who have been historically and/or are presently underrepresented or marginalized in the U.S. who are committed to Culturally Responsive and Equitable Evaluation (CREE).

We Are a Community

A community of racially and ethnically diverse Evaluators who have experience in and a strong commitment to the practice CREE.

Relationship-building is a strong value of the Expanding the Bench® (ETB) initiative and is central to the ACE Evaluation Network’s purpose in connecting CREE Evaluators with one another, as well as with Funders of Evaluation and Evaluation Partners. The Network effectively serves as a community of racially and ethnically diverse Evaluators who have experience in and a strong commitment to CREE. Members are invited to join the Network following a competitive process that assesses their knowledge and experience with CREE practice and capacity building.

Upon joining the Network, Members have the opportunity to access unique networking, professional development, and periodic funding opportunities that support the growth and development of their evaluation portfolios. The Network also has an impact on the broader evaluation ecosystem, as more people become aware of the value and impact of CREE in shifting power to communities.

Membership Benefits

Network Members

In addition to free membership, benefits of joining the ACE Evaluation Network include ALL of the below for as long as you practice evaluation:

Funders of Evaluation and Evaluation Partners

Learn More About the ACE Evaluation Network

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Become a Member

In addition to membership for racially and ethnically diverse Evaluators, the Network offers opportunities for Members, Funders of Evaluation, and evaluation partners to engage with one another in CREE learning and work. Learn how to become a member!

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Explore the Database

Upon signing up receive free and unlimited searches of the ACE Evaluation Network Database, gain an authentic relationship-building platform, and increase your access to Evaluators who practice CREE.

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The ACE Evaluation Network provides great benefits to both participating Evaluators and Funders of Evaluation. Please visit our FAQ page to learn about the Database from both an evaluator’s and user’s perspective.


If you have any further questions about the ACE Evaluation Network, please email the ETB team directly at the link below.

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