Evaluation as a Tool for Equity – A Primer on Equitable Evaluation

Join us for this exciting opportunity to advance your knowledge of equity in evaluation practice!

Event Details

Foundations use evaluation — intentionally gathering and analyzing information about programs and impact in order to inform decisions and strategy — to make sure their efforts are forwarding their mission.

While many organizations are applying an equity lens to their work or have explicitly made equity a part of their mission, few have addressed the issue of how evaluation itself can further equity. Who asks the questions? Who owns and interprets the data? Who determines impact? Who benefits from the evaluation findings or recommendations?

This webinar will introduce equitable evaluation (EE), an emerging evaluative paradigm guided by a set of core principles grounded in equity. We will explore how common approaches to evaluation can undermine equity, explain the core principles of equitable evaluation, and share resources to spur your thinking about how your organization could apply equitable evaluation to its work.

Start: Wednesday, September 18, 11:00 AM Pacific

End: Wednesday, September 18, 12:00 PM Pacific

Join us to:

  • Hear a brief overview of the evolution of evaluation and its relationship to philanthropy
  • Understand the orthodoxies that prevent evaluation from being a tool for equity
  • Learn about EE’s core principles
  • Hear how different foundations are applying EE to their work


  • Jara Dean-Coffey

    Director, Equitable Evaluation Initiative

  • Anna Cruz

    Strategic Learning and Evaluation Officer, Kresge Foundation

  • Kim Leonard

    Senior Research Officer, Oregon Community Foundation

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Evaluation as a Tool for Equity Webinar Recording


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Organized by:

Associations Advancing Equitable Evaluation Practices

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