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Reframing Evaluation as a Tool for Equity

October 26, 2021 @ 1:00 pm4:00 pm EDT

Reframing Evaluation as a Tool for Equity

We’re online! This workshop will be presented online through Zoom. All registrants will receive the access link and password via email from Eventbrite before the event.

A session for both foundation & nonprofit staff

Nonprofits and foundations use evaluation — intentionally gathering and analyzing information about programs and impact in order to inform decisions and strategy — to ensure 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 workshop will cover:

  • 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


  • Individual – $159
  • 501(3)(c) Individual – $99
  • Group of 2 or more – $129 per person
  • Current GVSU students/staff/faculty – $25

Facilitators: Jamie DeLeeuw & Melyssa Tsai O’Brien
Deadline to Register:  October 22

Note: This course is an interactive experience. It will not be recorded or made available to registrants after the end of the live session.

Photo: Jamie DeLeeuw, Ph.D.
Jamie DeLeeuw, Ph.D., is a research manager for the Johnson Center for Philanthropy where she designs, implements, and manages community-based research projects, including those centered on collective impact initiatives and organizations’ impact on students’ educational success. Learn more about Jamie.

Photo: Melyssa Tsai O'Brien
Melyssa Tsai O’Brien, M.P.H., is a research manager for the Johnson Center for Philanthropy. Since 2014, she has managed community-based research and evaluation projects, specifically through project planning, data collection, analysis, and reporting. Learn more about Melyssa.


October 26, 2021
1:00 pm–4:00 pm EDT
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