As a practioner and someone who wants to influence the purpose and values that ground evaluative practice in philanthropy, CEI has been an invaluable resource and colleague. Who they are in this work is as meaningful to me as what they do.
, Equitable Evaluation Initiative and Luminare Group
Innovation Network is our fiscal sponsor. They are a nonprofit evaluation, research, and consulting firm that provides knowledge and expertise to help social sector organizations learn from their work to improve their results. We work together on projects of mutual interest, and share office space and infrastructure.
Equitable Evaluation Initiative
We are a field partner and amplifier for the Equitable Evaluation Initiative, which is shifting the evaluation paradigm in the social sector so that evaluation becomes a tool for and of equity. We are collaborating on building equitable evaluation demand and capacity among evaluation leaders working in philanthropy.
Social Insights Research
We partner with Social Insights Research on the evaluation of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Community Power initiative. This women-of-color-led firm is aiming to shift the evaluation paradigm by using mixed methodologies that go beyond counting hours, people, and dollars. Social Insights works to decolonize evaluation and research in partnership with organizations that resource and center marginalized populations.
We are working with Engage R+D on a developmental evaluation of the Art for Justice Fund, which connects the generosity of art collectors with the creativity of artists and the ingenuity of advocates to help solve the crisis of mass incarceration. As evaluation partners, we bring to this unique effort a shared passion for social justice and participatory evaluation, experience supporting complex philanthropic initiatives, and communications and methodological creativity.