Workshop: Beyond Traditional Evaluation
Monday, December 7 - 2:00 to 3:30 pm
In this interactive webinar session, expert facilitators from Equal Measure will share learning and equitable evaluation strategies to help advance social change in the challenging context of the COVID-19 pandemic and racial justice movements. The session will emphasize frameworks that center social impact and help communities learn together as philanthropy makes bolder commitments to fight widening inequities during the pandemic. We’ll discuss culturally responsive evaluation and effective data collection techniques. Participants will learn about key structures for implementing a culture of learning into your organization. Join us for this engaging workshop presentation on moving beyond traditional evaluation.
Wanda brings to Equal Measure extensive experience designing and implementing culturally responsive capacity building and evaluation frameworks, with an emphasis on education and healthcare. She uses a systems approach to integrate the social and organizational context into program strategy and evaluation. For example, Wanda has directed the design and implementation of numerous projects focusing on the cognitive development and performance of students of color, and other vulnerable students in K-12 schools and higher education institutions.
Among other professional experiences, Wanda led a multi-state outcome evaluation of the National Science Foundation-funded Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate initiative and designed and implemented evaluations of several 4H programs for the State of New York. She is an active and contributing member of the American Evaluation Association board and an emerging thought leader in the evaluation field on the practical implementation of culturally responsive principles.
Eve has more than two decades’ experience in roles that encompass mixed-methods research, program evaluation, philanthropy, government, and private consulting. The motivation behind her work is to increase access to programs and to create systems change in ways that will enhance the health, safety, and wellbeing of vulnerable populations.
At Equal Measure, Eve contributes her managerial and mixed methods expertise to evaluation projects focusing on community health; increased representation of low-income students and minorities in STEM programs; and improving the collective impact of philanthropic efforts. She currently serves as project lead on Equal Measure’s evaluation of the New Jersey Health Initiative’s Upstream Action Accelerator; and manages several engagements with the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation—the design and implementation of a learning, evaluation, and reporting philosophy for the Foundation, as well as evaluations of the Youth Sports & Recreation and STEM 2035 grantmaking portfolios. She also leads evaluation capacity building efforts for JEVS Human Services and the Scattergood Foundation’s RISE Partnership. Eve serves as a strategic advisor on technical assistance and capacity building for the National Science Foundation’s INCLUDES Coordination Hub.
Siobhan’s background is in education and public health, with experience working with underserved populations and applying quantitative and qualitative research methods in community health. She brings to Equal Measure a decade of experience in evaluation, health equity, program management, quantitative and qualitative data management and analysis, and strategic planning.
At Equal Measure, Siobhan contributes her program management and mixed methods expertise to a variety of national and regional engagements. These projects include the Robin Hood Mobility LABs, a five-region initiative to develop targeted programs to increase mobility from poverty; JEVS Human Services, a national workforce development and vocational rehabilitation provider; and the BUILD Health Challenge, a national initiative to strengthen multi-sector partnership strategies that reduce health disparities caused by system-based or social inequity. Siobhan also applies her experience to the evaluation team for the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation’s Youth Sports & Recreation grantmaking portfolio and the design and implementation of a learning, evaluation, and reporting philosophy for the Foundation.