PCI: A Reflective Evaluation Framework for Systems Change

This article explores the interconnected dimensions of the PCI Reflective Evaluation Framework, an approach now in prototype form which is grounded in practical thinking about working within complex social systems. This article focuses on its use in advancing racial equity, describing possible applications to integrate a racial equity lens in unpacking and addressing the complexity of systemic change. The framework is intended to help communities use evaluation to sustain their efforts to achieve racial equity and other systemic change goals that involve fundamental shifts in the underlying assumptions and values on which a social system is built.

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Power Moves: Your essential philanthropy assessment guide for equity and justice

This complete assessment guide for equity and justice will help determine how well you are building, sharing, and wielding power, and identify ways to transform your programs and operations for lasting, equitable impact. The self-assessment toolkit includes ready-to-use guides, insightful anecdotes, and comprehensive resources to help you on your power journey towards high-impact giving.

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Strengthening the Field of Black Male Achievement: Strategies for Success

During this webinar, we were joined by policy and communications experts who’ve been building and sustaining the Black Lives Matter movement for years. Through the lens of the Foundation Center’s landmark report, “Building a Beloved Community: Strengthening the Field of Black Male Achievement” we explored the capacity-building and systems-change strategies from the bird’s eye to the grassroots to learn what’s working.

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The Exit Interview: Perceptions of Why Black Professionals Leave Grantmaking Institutions

ABFE partnered with members of the Black Philanthropic Network to develop this Exit Interview Study to learn more about why Black philanthropic professionals are leaving the field—as well as what their experiences suggest about how to both retain and support those who are currently working within the sector.

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Logic Model Template

This resource is a sample logic model worksheet for racial equity and particular issues

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Designing an Evaluation of a New Initiative: A Practical Approach to Ensure Evaluation Use

In order to maximize evaluation use, the unique context of a program must be considered. This paper describes the design of an evaluation of a tobacco use reduction effort in an American Indian community.

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Learning-Circle Partnerships and the Evaluation of a Boundary-Crossing Leadership Initiative in Health

This article discusses learing-circles, a multicultural approach to evaluation that honors different ways of knowing, recognizes that groups have different learning questions, acknowledges and addresses power dynamics that exist between funders and grantees, and ensures that evaluation is culturally relevant and constructive for communities.  

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Beyond the NPR Crowd: How Evaluation Influenced Grantmaking at the California Council for the Humanities

An initiative engaging a broad cross-section of Californians in the humanities found that book reading groups participants were predominantly white, middle-aged women. Changing the type of programming to include poetry slams, photography, and writing programs broadened participation of various ages and ethnic groups.

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Supporting Asian-American Civic Engagement: Theory and Practice

A review of relevant research related to the civic engagement of Asian-American youth: Asian-American youth may have two different ethnic and racial identities possibly related to different kinds of civic engagement.

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Youth Civic Engagement for Dialogue and Diversity at the Metropolitan Level

This article analyzes Youth Dialogues on Race and Ethnicity, a foundation-funded program designed to increase dialogue, challenge segregation, and create change in metropolitan Detroit. It draws on multilevel evaluation of the program and analyzes some of the lessons learned.

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