Coffee Beans

Take a Coffee Break

Connecting Funders and Evaluators 1:1

Through Expanding the Bench® (ETB) Coffee Breaks, Advancing Culturally-responsive and Equitable (ACE) Evaluation Network Members and Funders of Evaluation have the opportunity to virtually network and build relationships while focusing on the practice of culturally responsive and equitable evaluation (CREE). The ETB Team matches each pair for a 1:1 chat based on focus areas and interests with support provided along the way!

Sign Up for Coffee Breaks!

Coffee Breaks are offered four times a year. ACE Evaluation Network Members, please email to sign up. Funders of Evaluation, please visit the Pricing Model subscription page below to sign up.

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Why do we host Coffee Breaks?

*NOTE: Coffee Breaks are intended to serve as a “get-to-know-you” opportunity, focused on networking and relationship-building. While these meetings may lead to direct conversation about work, proposals, and contracts, this is not an expected part of the conversation.

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What’s the process?

Once you sign up for Coffee Breaks, a Team Member will contact you with more information, including a request to complete a short survey, which will help us match you with an Evaluator from the ACE Evaluation Network or a Funder by focus area and other preferences. 

Depending on when you sign up, you will be introduced, by email to another participant during a Coffee Break month (listed below). The sign-ups for Coffee Breaks will be open year-round, so don’t forget to sign-up before a Coffee Break month to be introduced in time!

New this year, Funders of Evaluation and ACE Network Members have the opportunity to be matched with Leaders in Equitable Evaluation and Diversity (LEEAD) Alumni in the month of November.


If you have any questions about Coffee Breaks or the sign-up process please email the team.

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