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The backbone of our work at Expanding the Bench® is to create opportunities and pathways for culturally responsive and equitable evaluation (CREE) to be spread and applied by racially and ethnically diverse Evaluators who have been historically and/or are presently underrepresented or marginalized in the U.S. In 2021, the ETB Team expanded these opportunities and laid the groundwork for ETB’s sustainability through the new pricing model.
Your financial support is vital to create a sustainable future for the ETB initiative. The Pricing Model’s flexible setup allows for Funders of Evaluation to purchase services in bulk or choose from our à la carte offerings. Take a look for yourself.
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About the Pricing Model
ETB has shifted to be supported, in part, by subscriptions to the Pricing Model. These proceeds financially support the sustainability of our mission and programming efforts. Whether you choose to subscribe to a year-long service bundle or purchase a one-time service, investing in this movement is a tangible way for Funders of Evaluation to financially support and partner with diverse Evaluators as they value, practice, and promote a CREE ecosystem. Your financial support allows us to continue to offer current and expanded services to Evaluators who participate in our programs at no cost.
And ETB is certainly expanding! Since the initiative began, we’ve engaged 150+ racially and ethnically diverse Evaluators, Funders of Evaluation, and partners of the initiative in our programming and seek to continue that expansion. In fact, it is our goal that the term CREE and its definition, which is at the heart of our work, gains widespread usage among Evaluators and organizations interested in ensuring equitable approaches to their evaluation practice. A consistent means of support is key to ensuring that CREE is viewed as a best practice in evaluation.
How Does it Work?
There are a variety of pricing and membership levels for Funders. As seen in the model below, Leaders in Equitable Evaluation and Diversity (LEEAD) Scholars and Alumni and Advancing Culturally-responsive and Equitable (ACE) Evaluation Network Members receive services at no charge. Funders may either sign up to access an array of one-time à la carte services or sign up for an annual subscription and access the full bundle of services over the course of one year.
Pricing Model FAQs
If you would like to learn more about specific elements of the Pricing Model or how to otherwise support the ETB initiative, check out our FAQ page.
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ETB Equity Consultation (EEC)
This service is for Funders who want to know that they are engaging Evaluators in an equitable manner. This could include framing a project, designing an engagement process, and developing their calls for proposals. Upon request, ETB will convene a team of consultants with experience in equitable engagement to provide consultative support in the engagement process to Funders. The service is offered year-round. Annual subscribers can submit up to three consultation requests in a subscription year. A la carte subscribers may request as many times as they would like, but they must pay a fee per each request.
CREE Learning Series
ETB supports opportunities to further CREE knowledge and understanding among Evaluators, Funders, and others in the evaluation ecosystem. The CREE Learning Series is a three-part learning tool that includes a combination of video content by CREE learning guides and virtually facilitated live discussions to support the application of learning into practice.
ETB Coffee Breaks
Through ETB Coffee Breaks, ACE Evaluation Network Members and Funders have the opportunity to virtually network and build relationships while focusing on the practice of CREE. Four times a year, the ETB Team matches each pair for a 1:1 chat based on focus areas and interests with support provided along the way. The main goals of Coffee Breaks are:
- To create and/or enhance relationships between Evaluators from the ACE Evaluation Network and Funders.
- To build a mutual understanding of how CREE is sought after and practiced.
- To improve and/or increase solicitation of ACE Evaluation Network Evaluators through the ACE database
ETB gathers annually during the American Evaluation Association’s conference for a night of celebrating, socializing, and dancing with everyone in the evaluation ecosystem who makes up or contributes to the Initiative! Check back soon to register for the 2023 ETB Gathering.
“So You Need an Evaluator?” Grantee Event
Increasingly, grantees funded by philanthropy are being asked to conduct evaluations of their work. To support their capacity to partner on CREE, ETB will offer three, two-hour sessions in 2023 that will provide overview information about its practice and application. Specifically, the events will explain what CREE is and why it is important, how to find an evaluator and learning partner who is guided by CREE, and how to partner with an evaluator on an overall CREE approach.
Funder Community of Practice (CoP)
Throughout 2022, ETB supported a Funder CoP as a pilot. We convened Funders already committed to CREE who were interested in a peer learning space to discuss their ideas and challenges in applying CREE to their work. In monthly meetings, Funders presented their challenges, posed questions to the group, and discussed specific approaches and solutions to implementing CREE in their organizations. Given the positive feedback about the CoP, ETB is proud to offer a second Funder CoP as a service included in our subscription or á la carte services in 2023. Sign-up will begin in January 2023.
Thank You to Our Generous Funding Partners!
If you would like to learn more about ETB, please email Project Co-Director Elizabeth Waetzig at the link below.