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Shifting the Evaluation Paradigm: The Equitable Evaluation Framework™

This publication provides an overview of the impetus for the Equitable Evaluation Framework™ (EEF) and attempts to document early moments and first steps of engagement with U.S. philanthropic institutions — most often their research, evaluation and learning staff — whom we refer to as foundation partners throughout this publication. The themes shared in this publication surfaced through conversations with a group of foundation staff who have been part of the Equitable Evaluation Project, now referred to as the Equitable Evaluation Initiative (EEI), since 2017 as advisors, investment partners and/or practice partners.
  • April 30, 2021

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  • Member Story

    Member Story: The Forbes Funds

    Member Story: The Forbes Funds
    • September 21, 2016
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    GEOASKS: Michael Roberts, First Nations Development Institute

    Investing in grantee capacity effectively requires more than just writing a check and expecting a stronger organization after the grant cycle. In this GEOAsks, we interviewed Michael Roberts, President of First Nations Development Institute, to discuss its technical-assistance grants and how it determines what nonprofits need.
    • September 16, 2016
    • Rumsha Ahmed
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    Strengthening Nonprofit Capacity

    By supporting organizations to strengthen their leadership and improve the ability of their staff and board members to perform at their best, philanthropy can help ensure that nonprofits have what they need to deliver on their missions over the long haul.
    • September 15, 2016
  • GEOList Members Only

    GEOList Summary: Capacity Building Models

    As part of the evaluation we are wanting to do some benchmarking. Do any of you have one or more of the following components of your capacity building efforts, or know of other models that do?
    • August 3, 2016
    • Rumsha Ahmed
  • Member Story

    Member Story: The Jim Joseph Foundation

    Member Story: The Jim Joseph Foundation
    • July 20, 2016
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    GEOList Summary: Broadband/Digital Literacy

    We are interested in hearing from other funders who are investing in broadband and digital capacity-building in communities. We are especially interested in rural and tribal work you may be involved in.
    • July 1, 2016
    • Rumsha Ahmed
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    GEOList Summary: Emerging Nonprofits

    How do new or young nonprofits handle infusion of grant funds, and more importantly, how do they prepare to sustain their organizations given that these funders will likely decrease their support in the next several years?
    • June 13, 2016
    • Rumsha Ahmed
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    GEOList Summary: Resources for a New Venture

    I am in the process of scaling up a philanthropic organization that began as a volunteer effort 5 years ago and would love some guidance on some resources I need.
    • June 10, 2016
    • Rumsha Ahmed
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    GEOList Summary: Fund and Communication Development

    Have you seen a similar trend in nonprofit boards taking more of a backseat in fund development and staff picking up more of the responsibility for the actual “ask”? What are nonprofits in your areas doing to build the development function and involve their board members in the process?
    • June 1, 2016
    • Rumsha Ahmed
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    GEOList Summary: Capacity Building Survey for Grantees

    Our foundation is incorporating capacity building activities into our grant work. Does anyone have or know where to locate a good needs assessment and/or survey that addresses grantee’s capacity building needs?
    • May 31, 2016
    • Rumsha Ahmed