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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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    2018 National Conference Discussion Guide: Automating Austerity

    Virginia Eubanks, professor at the University at Albany, SUNY and author of Automating Inequality offered lessons from twenty years of research and reporting on the use of digital tools in public service programs to place the big data revolution in its political and economic context.
    • June 13, 2018
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    GEO's Resources on Learning and Evaluation

    In your first year of GEO membership, to help you stay informed of the emerging trends and promising practices from the field, we'll point you to GEO's publications, research and peer conversations. Below, find links to tools and resources on learning and evaluation. We hope these are helpful as you explore how GEO can support your work.
    • April 9, 2018
    • Austin Frizzell
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    GEOList Summary: Policy and Advocacy Evaluation Workshop Facilitator

    Interact for Health is interested in organizing a workshop focused on how to plan, implement, and use policy and advocacy evaluation.
    • March 19, 2018
    • Aerial Reese
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    GEOList Summary: Knowledge Mobilization Strategy

    The Ontario Trillium Foundation is in the process of developing a three year Knowledge mobilization strategy.
    • December 14, 2017
    • Aerial Reese
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    GEOList Summary: Grant Cycles and Reporting Requirements

    How many grant cycles do you have in one year? How is your foundation aligning grant cycles with reporting requirements?
    • November 28, 2017
    • Aerial Reese
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    GEOList Summary: 360 Evaluations Documents and Information

    We are interested in hearing about any organizations that currently use 360 evaluations. We are asking how other organizations developed policies/procedures around this process and if you have documents to share.
    • November 3, 2017
    • Aerial Reese
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    Is Grantmaking Getting Smarter?

    Through our research over the past 20 years, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations has identified a set of grantmaker practices that help nonprofits achieve better results. Every three years, GEO conducts a study to help us understand how we are doing as a field, including trends over time as well as new areas of inquiry.
    • November 1, 2017
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    GEOList Summary: Job Description Templates for Director of Learning & Impact

    Borealis Philanthropy is a philanthropic intermediary that is creating a new position “director of learning and impact”. We are seeking to assess both the impact of our grantees on their respective communities as well as the impact we are having on our own funders. This is a new position for us and we would welcome similar job descriptions from other GEO members.
    • October 16, 2017
    • Aerial Reese
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    GEOList Summary: Using Evaluation Advisory Committees

    We are interested in hearing from GEO members that use advisory committees to help inform their evaluation work, and in particular their structure and experiences – both positive and negative – with them to date.
    • October 9, 2017
    • Aerial Reese
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    GEOList Summary: Keynote Speaker on Evaluation for Learning

    Has anyone attended a conference or training that had an amazing speaker on Evaluation?
    • September 13, 2017
    • Rumsha Ahmed