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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: Nonprofit Effectiveness Resources

    We are wondering if anyone else offers a curated set of resources or even a recommended reading list for their grantees around the various topics addressing nonprofit effectiveness?
    • October 21, 2014
    • Rumsha Ahmed
  • GEOList Members Only

    GEOList Summary: Capacity-Building Evaluation: Surveys, Interview Guides, etc.

    If you have a survey, questionnaire, interview guide, etc. that you would be willing to share, it would be most appreciated.
    • September 24, 2014
    • Rumsha Ahmed
  • GEOList Members Only

    GEOList Summary: Core Support Examples

    We are currently developing an online application form for a Core Support Grant program and were wondering if anyone would be willing to share some examples of questions they are asking.
    • September 17, 2014
    • Rumsha Ahmed
  • GEOList Members Only

    GEOList Summary: Donation Drowning a Nonprofit

    I was wondering if you would be able to be point me in the direction of some resources that we could share with them to highlight that while sometimes a large gift can be great, sometimes it is not.
    • September 11, 2014
    • Rumsha Ahmed
  • GEOList Members Only

    GEOList Summary: Capacity-Building Consultant Work

    The majority of the consultant proposals organizations have received are for exactly the “up to” amount. I am interested in knowing if this is or has been an issue for others. How has your foundation addressed this issue and what language you have used to eliminate it?
    • August 5, 2014
    • Rumsha Ahmed
  • GEOList Members Only

    GEOList Summary: Matching Gifts Policy

    Do any of your foundations match contributions of staff/board members other than cash donations or volunteer hours to a nonprofit?
    • August 1, 2014
    • Rumsha Ahmed
  • GEOList Members Only

    GEOList Summary: Nonprofit Health Index

    Our goal is to identify any studies or indexes that create a baseline of organizational health indicators from which capacity builders can address collectively.
    • July 24, 2014
    • Rumsha Ahmed
  • Playbook

    What do Nonprofits Need to Make Leadership Development a Priority?

    A nonprofit organization’s resiliency and capacity to navigate change successfully depends largely on its people. Ask any grantmaker about the distinguishing characteristics of strong and effective nonprofit organizations, and the conversation inevitably will turn to leadership.
    • July 18, 2014
  • Playbook

    What Are the Key Things We Need to Know About Organizational Assessments?

    Many grantmakers use organizational assessments as a first step in capacity-building support to get a better picture of their grantees’ capacity strengths and challenges.
    • July 18, 2014
  • Playbook

    How Can We Grow Impact?

    In the midst of a mounting imperative to achieve better and more substantial results, grantmakers of all kinds are shifting the way they think about scale, emphasizing not size or reach but impact. Growing impact doesn’t necessarily require organizational growth or the wholesale replication of programs — it may instead require expanding an idea, technology, advocacy or policy change.
    • July 18, 2014