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Equitable Evaluation: Whose Voice Counts?

August 22, 2019 @ 3:00 PM6:00 PM EDT

Equitable Evaluation: Whose voice counts?

Nonprofits and foundations use evaluation — intentionally gathering and analyzing information about programs and impact in order to inform decisions and strategy — to make sure their efforts are forwarding their mission.

While many individuals and organizations have begun to bring an equity and inclusion lens to their work, few have addressed the issue of how evaluation practices can be made more equitable. Who asks the questions, who owns the data, and who interprets the data — it all matters.

This introductory-level course is geared toward both foundation and nonprofit staff.

We’ll cover key concepts, including:

  • The commonly held beliefs that underlie most approaches to evaluation and how they can undermine equity
  • Core principles of equitable evaluation
  • Resources available to advance your own thinking and work

Join Liz Gordillo as she shares how working together can benefit both the foundation and the nonprofit.

Cost: $60 (free for GVSU staff/students with ID)
Deadline to register is Tuesday, August 20.

 ** This course takes a deeper dive into many of the principles first presented in our Brown Bag Lunch and Learn of the same title in March 2019. **

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Photo: Elizabeth Gordillo

Elizabeth Gordillo, M.S.W.
 is a program manager for the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy. She manages, researches, and consults on a portfolio of projects for grantmakers and donors. Liz is passionate about working alongside foundations, nonprofits, and communities to identify, collect, own, and use data to advocate for community-identified changes. Learn more about Liz.


August 22, 2019
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT
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Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy, Grand Valley State University


Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy
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Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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