I have worked with a variety of Collective Impact collaborations over the years. The model is alluring, but neglects to explicity directly address the institutionalized injustices present in our society. As evaluators, it is vital that we support programs and policies that not only acknowledge injustice, but actively incorporate practices into our work to counteract the racism, sexism, and other bias that may implicitly exist in ourselves and others. Inspired by work in the non-profit sector that is looking to move beyond the Collective Impact model for more inclusive practices, I developed six principles for collaborating for social equity as evaluators.
Ready to take the next step? Check your implicit bias here.
What do you think? Do you incorporate practices that explicitly acknowledge social injustice and bias in your evaluation work?