GBEN Affiliate Week: Equitable Decision Making by Ben Faust, Min Ma, and Kathleen Sullivan

Hi, we are Ben Faust, Min Ma, and Kathleen Sullivan, representing the Greater Boston Evaluation Network (GBEN) where we serve as members of GBEN’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Committee. As part of the equity component of GBEN’s strategic plan you read about earlier in the week, we developed principles to guide equitable decision-making in …

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GBEN Affiliate Week: GBEN’s Membership Committee Processes to Create an Engaged, Diverse Membership Organization by Chantal Hoff

Hello and welcome back! I’m Chantal Hoff (she/her), Evaluation Consultant at MXM Research Group and Membership Committee co-chair for the Greater Boston Evaluation Network (GBEN). What are we up to? Following a strategic planning process, GBEN’s Membership Committee currently has three focus areas: 1) Membership, 2) Engagement, and 3) Community-building.  Membership Goals:  Increase the size …

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GBEN Affiliate Week: GBEN’s Equity Plan and Strategies by Noe Medina and Matan BenYishay

Hello and welcome to the third in a series of articles from the Greater Boston Evaluation Network (GBEN) sharing what we have experienced and learned about running our affiliate. This article is focused on our efforts to incorporate equity concepts into our ongoing planning and operations. I am Noe Medina (he/him) and I serve as …

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DRAFT GBEN Affiliate Week: Surprise!  You’re a CEO Now! by Min Ma and Luba Falk Feigenberg

This post is about the Greater Boston Evaluation Network’s (GBEN) journey to forming and growing as a non-profit. This post is written by Min Ma, President of GBEN, and Luba Falk Feigenberg, member of the DEI Committee. As a volunteer-driven organization we strive to match our vision of a diverse and inclusive community of evaluation …

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GBEN Affiliate Week: The Affiliate is the Organization by Sarah Faude and Danelle Marable

Hello and welcome to the Greater Boston Evaluation Network (GBEN) take-over week! We are Dr. Sarah Faude (she/her), Director of Research and Evaluation at YW Boston, and Danelle Marable (she/her), Director of Evaluation and Data at Beth Israel Lahey Health and we are both members of the GBEN Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. GBEN is …

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Evaluation 2022 Equity Working Group Week: Reflections on the (Re)imagining Equity, Social Justice and Decolonization Town Hall by Libby Smith, Ayesha Boyce, Stephen Porter, Dana Wanzer, Gabriela Garcia, Elizabeth Taylor-Schiro, and Aisha Rios

Greetings evaluation community! We are Libby Smith, Stephen Porter, Ayesha Boyce, Gabriela Garcia, Elizabeth Taylor-Schiro, Dana Wanzer, and Aisha Rios, members of the Evaluation 2022 Equity working group. Over this past week of posts you’ve heard from some of the most exciting voices in evaluation as they reflected on equity, decolonization, and liberation in and …

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Evaluation 2022 Equity Working Group Week: Embedding an Equity Focus in Experimental Evaluations by Laura Peck

Greetings! I am Dr. Laura Peck, Principal Scientist at Abt Associates and Global Director for Abt’s Research, Monitoring & Evaluation Capability Center. My expertise is in the design, execution, and analysis of impact evaluations that leverage experimental and quasi-experimental designs to estimate impact that have a causal interpretation. I ask that those of you familiar …

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Evaluation 2022 Equity Working Group Week: Liberate Your Whole Knowing: Embrace Your Mind and Body in Evaluative Work by Drs. Albertina Lopez and Chera Reid

Hello friends! We are Drs. Albertina Lopez (she/her) and Chera Reid (she/her) from the Center for Evaluation Innovation (CEI), where we partner with philanthropy to provide changemakers the space and resources needed to advance racial justice and create an equitable future. We guide and support strategy, learning, and evaluation efforts that aim to advance racial …

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Evaluation 2022 Equity Working Group Week: The Practice and Business of Equitable Evaluation by Carlos Romero

I’m Carlos Romero from Apex in Albuquerque.  We are systems evaluators working with health, education, and social programs that address the wicked problems of inequity. I aspire to Equitable Evaluation (EE) which the Center for Evaluation Innovation defines as “using evaluation as a tool for advancing equity and involves diversity of teams, cultural appropriateness and …

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Evaluation 2022 Equity Working Group Week: Exploring Liberatory Practice- What if We’re Wrong? By Dr. Zuri Tau

My name is Dr. Zuri Tau and I’m an evaluator, researcher and strategist working, parenting, and making meaning in Atlanta. I am the CEO of Social Insights Research and the founder of Liberatory Research. My practices are informed by Black and third-world feminisms and indigenous methodologies of the Global South. “You’re right.” These may be …

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