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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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  • GEOList Members Only

    GEOList Summary: Advocacy/Lobbying Policies, Practices and Grant Agreements

    Looking for examples of how policies and practices address lobbying and advocacy in grants.
    • August 1, 2015
    • Rumsha Ahmed
  • GEOList Members Only

    GEOList Summary: Advocacy Fund

    Looking for experiences regarding supporting advocacy via a dedicated fund or examples of grant programs encouraging advocacy activity.
    • May 1, 2015
    • Rumsha Ahmed
  • Publication

    Leveraging Social Sector Leadership

    What do social sector leaders need to help them succeed and, just as importantly, stay in the sector? What can grantmakers do to support these leaders?
    • April 23, 2015
  • Member Story

    Member Story: Levi Strauss Foundation

    Member Story: Levi Strauss Foundation
    • March 18, 2015
  • GEOList Members Only

    GEOList Summary: Interview Request: Long-Term Capacity-Building Programs

    We are interested in learning more about structured, long-term capacity-building programs in other communities focused on health and human service agencies. Prior to our upcoming design session, we would like to interview funding organizations to learn from their best practices.
    • March 1, 2015
    • Rumsha Ahmed
  • Member Story Members Only

    GEOAsks: Becky Pastner, St. David's Foundation

    In this issue of IMPACT we hear from Becky Pastner, a program officer for the foundation who also leads the organization’s capacity-building work.
    • February 11, 2015
  • GEOList Members Only

    GEOList Summary: Most Well-Attended Webinars

    What webinar topics have been most popular and well attended when you have done them and which ones are the most requested (if this is a different answer)?
    • February 1, 2015
    • Rumsha Ahmed
  • GEOList Members Only

    GEOList Summary: Capital Grant Guidelines

    We are beginning a thought process around support of capital campaigns, and any sample policies, guidelines, or other resources that members would be willing to share would be most appreciated.
    • January 1, 2015
    • Rumsha Ahmed
  • Publication

    Is Grantmaking Getting Smarter?

    Grantmakers recognize the value of supporting effective, well-led organizations - strong organizations create meaningful changes in the world. To help us understand whether we are making progress in supporting nonprofits in ways that allow them to be successful, GEO conducts field research to track trends in grantmaker practice. In short, we want to know: is grantmaking getting smarter?
    • November 19, 2014
  • GEOList Members Only

    GEOList Summary: Supporting Advocacy

    We are in the process of developing written policies specific to funding advocacy organizations and it would be very helpful to see how other funders address this issue.
    • October 29, 2014
    • Rumsha Ahmed