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Centering Communities: Implementing Equitable Evaluation at Ecotrust

April 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


For over 30 years Ecotrust has worked throughout the region to affect change at the intersection of equity, ecology, and economy – the 3 E’s. Yet we have only recently adopted an equity framework that encompasses our many programs, functions, and processes, including for evaluation. In this session, evaluators Denise Chin and Noah Enelow will share the process of adopting an Equitable Evaluation approach at Ecotrust. Choosing principles, engaging with affected parties, developing a pilot, and building a toolkit to measure a diverse portfolio of work are some ways that the organization has chosen to adopt equitable practices in evaluation. If you are on a similar equity journey and looking for ways to make your evaluations center communities and affected parties, or if you are just curious about equitable evaluation–we invite you to join us.

A Zoom link will be sent to registrants two hours prior to the event.

About the presenters:

Denise Chin (she/her) is the Measurement and Evaluation Manager at Ecotrust. She leads the indicators effort to measure organizational impact. She also supports programmatic evaluations, ranging from projects on food systems equity to indigenous agroforestry, among others. Denise received her masters in Urban Planning from Tufts University, and certificate in nonprofit program evaluation from Portland State University.

Noah Enelow, Ph.D (he/him) is Ecotrust’s Director of 3E Research and Evaluation. He brings over 12 years of experience in program evaluation and impact measurement through an equity lens. In 2023 he co-led the development of an Equitable Evaluation framework and toolkit for Ecotrust. Past projects include facilitating Ecotrust’s Working Theory of Change (2019-20); and principles-based impact evaluation of Sustainable Southeast (Alaska) Partnership (SSP) in 2018.

Contact dchin@ecotrust.org for questions about this event.