Giving back to the Washington, DC community
Evaluation Without Borders (EWB) aims to match evaluators with local community-based organizations and nonprofits seeking program planning, measurement, and evaluation services.
After piloting this initiative during the Evaluation 2017 conference, Washington Evaluators has refined the concept and it is now being offered as a fixture of WE programming.
In line with the goals of the American Evaluation Association, we hope to not only create opportunities where local nonprofits can build their knowledge and skills to engage in evaluation, but to also create opportunities where evaluators can provide useful services and meaningfully engage with communities across the Washington, D.C. area.
How does it work?
For each pro bono project, the EWB Coordinator develops a team of local evaluators interested in providing services. Teams will work on projects that vary based on the needs and assets of each nonprofit and community-based organization. The timeframe of each project will vary; however, a memorandum of understanding will be developed to establish expectations between evaluation teams and clients. Projects are likely to include on-site training on various planning, measurement or evaluation topics for local staff; developing performance measures or data collection instruments; reviewing data sets; assisting with evaluation design; or, conducting an evaluation study. After each project has been completed, Washington Evaluators will follow up with evaluation teams and clients in order to learn how the program can continue to be improved.
How do I get involved?Are you an evaluator interested in providing pro bono support to nonprofits and community-based organizations?
Please click here to access our pro bono evaluator interest form.
Do you represent a nonprofit or community-based organization interested in working with professional evaluators?
Please click here to access our client interest form.
Please note: The Evaluation Without Borders program should not be used to avoid payment for evaluation services. This initiative is designed as a service to smaller nonprofits and community-based organizations that may not have dedicated funds for evaluation services. Within our membership, we have evaluators who provide consulting services and we would not want to devalue their work. If your organization is interested in advertising consulting or employment opportunities in our weekly digest and forum for members, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.