New Blog Post: Anti-Oppression Allyship in Global Development

Posted on June 11, 2021

This new blog post from FEAN’s Global Transformations action team is hosted by Grantcraft at Candid and explores how evaluators can become international anti-oppression allies. “As privileged North Americans working in global development, now is the time to recommit to…

New Resource: Righting Systemic Wrongs: A Self-Reflection Tool

Posted on June 10, 2021

This tool was developed by the authors of Evaluation is So White: Systemic Wrongs Reinforced by Common Practices and How to Start Righting Them for the 2021 GEO Learning Conference. It supports reflection and action relating to the strategies offered…

FEAN featured in new report from The Walton Family Foundation

Posted on April 27, 2021

FEAN is featured in Strengthening the Philanthropic Evaluation Field: The Walton Family Foundation’s Initial Exploration, a report from the Walton Family Foundation on multiple field topics explored with 18 leaders from the field. Read more at policysolve.com.

FEAN at PEAK Grantmaking’s PEAK2021 Conference, May 4, 2021

Posted on April 9, 2021

PEAK Grantmaking’s PEAK2021 Conference, May 4-13, 2021 Funder & Evaluator Affinity Network Presents: What You Know Shouldn’t Be About Who You Know May 4, 2021 01:30 PM – 02:45 PM Janet Camarena, Candid, Director of Candid Learning Clare Nolan, Engage…

Call to Action Series

Posted on October 20, 2020

FEAN has released the FEAN Call to Action series: five briefs, decision tools, open letters, discussion guides, and more that address urgent issues in the philanthropic sector and provide actionable recommendations to achieving a stronger and more equitable field of practice…

Why is Evaluation so White? Perspectives from Evaluators of Color

Posted on August 31, 2020

This post, by Fontane Lo, Senior Impact Assessment and Learning Officer, and Kim Ammann Howard, Director of Impact Assessment and Learning, the James Irvine Foundation first appeared on www.irvine.org Listening is core to who we are at the Irvine Foundation.…

The Role of Values in Advancing Field-level Change

Posted on June 23, 2020

This post originally appeared on The American Evaluation Association’s blog, aea365: Hello, all! We are Meg Long of Equal Measure and Clare Nolan of Engage R&D, co-founders of FEAN, the Funder and Evaluator Affinity Network. FEAN’S goal is to change…

It’s Time to Let Go of Tired Narratives about Talent in Evaluation

Posted on June 9, 2020

Social sector conversations about talent often focus on increasing diversity, building skillsets, and improving hiring and management. But to solve tough social problems, we need to let go of tired narratives about talent and work together to dismantle oppression in the evaluation field…

Moving Forward with Action Teams

Posted on April 3, 2020

In this third year, FEAN is launching five action teams to provide members a more intimate and targeted opportunity to consider and test new ways of working…

Strengthening the Field of Philanthropic Evaluation: A Call to Action

Posted on June 28, 2018

Catalyzed by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation’s initial investment, Engage R+D and Equal Measure launched an exploratory dialogue among funders and small/mid-sized evaluation firms to consider ways we could work together to deepen the impact of evaluation and learning on philanthropic practice…

The Keys to True Social Sector Impact? Evaluation and Continuous Learning

Posted on October 3, 2017

To move the needle on and improve outcomes in education, health, community development, the environment, and civic society, among others, evaluation and continuous learning will help improve the quality and influence of evaluation in philanthropy and help philanthropy become more open and responsive to new evaluation perspectives and lessons…