Giving back to the Washington, DC community and beyond
Evaluation Without Borders (EWB) aims to match evaluators with 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 end 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 and beyond.
Washington Evaluators members have skills in:
- Program design and planning (theories of change, logic model development, systems mapping)
- Performance measurement (indicator design, developing tracking systems)
- Program evaluation research (research design, developing surveys, conducting research)
- Data analysis (quantitative, qualitative, GIS mapping) and data visualization (dashboards, infographics)
- Strategic planning (mission and goal setting)
How can my organization request pro bono services for our planning, measurement and evaluation needs?
Please use the form, below, if you're interested in requesting pro bono support. Just let us know more about your organization, the services that you are seeking, and the timeframe for this potential project. During each round, we will be matching evaluation teams with nonprofits and community-based organizations, based on the evaluators' skills and the needs of each client. Prior to matching, all clients will be informed of a potential match and your potential team members, so you have time to consider and plan around your schedule. If you have any questions about pro bono evaluation support, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Other questions? Check out our FAQ here.