Becoming Culturally Responsive

As you may know, we do our best to build out our monthly topics based on our guest discussions each month. Last month, we were honored to have Dr. Aisha Rios join us. She shared her experiences as a practitioner and spoke about abolition within evaluation. This was an excellent foundation for the next threeContinue reading “Becoming Culturally Responsive”

Departing the Buffer Zone

Last month Tiffany wrote about embracing collaboration as a path towards moving evaluation to a system of learning, rather than a system of accountability. We had an enlightening chat about that post with frequent Rad commenter and PhD student Chris Hall. He spoke extensively about the political and historical context of evaluation (listen here ifContinue reading “Departing the Buffer Zone”

Can we be in right relationship with funders?

Over the past several weeks, I’ve (Deven) been reflecting on how organizations (specifically community-based non-profit organizations) engage in evaluation. The activity can often feel like an afterthought; one in which boxes are being checked and a report is being delivered but without a clear or substantive why or for whom (I.e., why do we wantContinue reading “Can we be in right relationship with funders?”

Using Our Social Capital

This month, I want to build upon a question Maddy Frey (last month’s RAD guest) was reflecting on, which was (1) recognizing the power held and (2) wrestling with whether or not we should be giving up that power (knowing it’s at least in part a derivative of privilege and social capital).  I’m particularly drawnContinue reading “Using Our Social Capital”

This too Shall Pass

We are sharing our own thoughts in response to this month’s prompt (Refer back to The Invitation if you have questions about what we’re doing here). Libby Smith shares her thoughts on our prompt: How are you? What do you notice about yourself in this moment? I’ve waited until the last day of this month to share my thoughtsContinue reading “This too Shall Pass”