Presenters: Virginia Roncaglione, Anvi Mridul
Wed, Nov 9, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
To use evaluation to advance equity and social justice, evaluative work must be oriented towards participant ownership. While both evaluators and funders are increasingly seeking to engage partners, grantees, and clients in their evaluation processes, there is no wholesale approach to participant ownership. In this session, our panelists will discuss their experience designing and implementing pilot projects to center the interests and priorities of grantees in foundations’ learning and evaluation work, reflecting different levels of participant ownership. We will share and reflect on the thought processes that led to the chosen approaches, specific strategies and tools we used for this work, and our learnings about what it takes to authentically collaborate with grantees.