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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 Members Only

    GEOAsks: Tawanna Black, Northside Funders Group

    In this GEOAsks, we interviewed Tawanna Black, Executive Director of the Northside Funders Group.
    • June 30, 2016
  • GEOList Members Only

    GEOList Summary: Theory of Philanthropy

    I'm looking for anyone who has worked on a Theory of Philanthropy or is interested in working on one.
    • June 1, 2016
    • Rumsha Ahmed
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    Systems Grantmaking Resource Guide

    Philanthropy is ever on a quest to increase effectiveness. Over the last few decades, there have been efforts to be more proactive, strategic, outcomes focused, learning oriented and inclusive. Along this journey, grantmakers have increasingly recognized that impact does not happen in isolation. The daunting problems facing society today are deeply embedded in a web of intractable issues, fragmented relationships and unpredictable events.
    • February 17, 2016
  • Member Story

    Change Incubator Story — How I Lost My Job

    My name is Brad Cameron, and I’m a program associate at the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation in Little Rock, Ark. Along with a number of my colleagues, I’m proud to be a part of GEO’s inaugural Change Incubator cohort. I wanted to take a moment to share a little bit about what we’re learning through the program — and the change we’re making.
    • January 25, 2016
    • Brad Cameron
  • GEOList Members Only

    GEOList Summary: Examples of Grantmaking Programs that "Stay Ahead of the Curve"

    Are you aware of any grantmaking programs that support existing organizations that have to make significant shifts to their strategies because of what they have learned from their constituents or because of changing dynamics in their particular field of work?
    • January 15, 2016
    • Rumsha Ahmed
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    GEOList Summary: Policy Agenda

    I am interested in learning how other funding organizations determine their policy agendas. How do organizations determine which 3 or 4 policies to focus on in a year? What drives your decisions?
    • January 8, 2016
    • Rumsha Ahmed
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    GEOList Summary: Professional Development

    Does your foundation have a process for developing and reviewing individual professional development plans for any or all of its staff? If so, can you share templates that are used and/or examples of the types of areas, activities, and measures that folks typically include in their plans?
    • December 5, 2015
    • Rumsha Ahmed
  • Related Materials Members Only

    Discussion Starter: Our Culture

    The discussion starter can be used to delve into questions that are often challenging to raise and to surface issues that may be invisible.
    • October 22, 2015
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    The Source Codes of Foundation Culture

    Philanthropy evolves slowly, despite (or maybe because of) very few external constraints or imperatives. Historically, good stewardship of philanthropic resources has focused on preserving capital and growing assets for the benefit of future generations. But given the complex, evolving nature of challenges like poverty and climate change, as well as what we have learned about how best to support nonprofit success and community impact, we must shift our conception of good stewardship in order to make significant progress in solving large-scale problems.
    • October 8, 2015
    • Discussion Starter: Our Culture

      The discussion starter can be used to delve into questions that are often challenging to raise and to surface issues that may be invisible.

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    GEOList Summary: Health Leadership Program Evaluation

    If you have or have run a leadership program and conducted an external evaluation, do you have recommendations on potential evaluators?
    • June 1, 2015
    • Rumsha Ahmed