A continuation of our series about the Equitable Evaluation Design Sessions, this post focuses on why Vantage Evaluation decided to focus on what is considered valid findings, what we did (or tried to do), what we learned, and where we are going next. Our hope in sharing our experiences is that others might find inspiration to engage in similar work, and that those organizations will take what we did and improve upon it.Read More
As part of our participation in the Equitable Evaluation Design Sessions, Vantage Evaluation took on two design challenges. In this blog post, we offer a summary of one of them, where we created an Equity Learning Club. Our hope in sharing our experiences is that others might find inspiration to engage in similar work, and those organizations will take what we did and improve upon it.Read More
What does it take to incorporate equity into our work? What would that look like? Is that even something we want to do? These are the questions we set out to tackle this past summer as part of the first Equitable Evaluation Design Lab. Evaluator Laura Sundstrom reflects on what she’s learned from the experience.Read More
The American Evaluation Association’s (AEA) annual conference theme, Speaking Truth to Power, left us with a lot to process as a team and individually.
Our evaluator Aisha Rios, PhD explains how a tour of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame combined with the conference sessions challenged her to reflect on the role power plays in defining truth and knowledge, and offers steps for encouraging honest communication when power dynamics are at play.Read More