Tipsheets are based on the experiences of the website authors in doing, evaluating and learning from others about how to do racial equity work. They are presented with the hope that they will be useful to readers of this site.
More Tipsheets will be added soon.
Working on Racial Equity
- Why Start Racial Equity Work, And What Are Its Implications?
- How Can We Create An Inclusive And Equitable Planning Process?
Working on Racial Equity in Communities
- How Can We Assess Our Community, And What Are The Initial Steps And Considerations For Doing Racial Equity Work?
- How Can We Assess Our Community, And Implement An Assessment Process?
- How Can We Lay Out Assumptions To Understand Our Theory Of Change?
- How Can We Choose Strategies For Our Action Plan?
- Is The Group Identifying Other Organizations Doing Work On This Issue? Is The Group Collaborating With Others In The Community?
Getting Started on Evaluation
- Why Do An Evaluation?
- When Should We Evaluate Our Work?
- What Is An Outcome And What Is An Outcome Indicator?
Aligning Evaluation With Your Work
- What Is A Theory Of Change And What Is A Logic Model?
- Why Develop Logic Models Or Theories Of Change? How Can They Be Useful?
- How Can We Tell If Our Strategies Are Powerful Enough For The Changes We Want?
- What Special Factors Should A Theory Of Change That Addresses Racism Include?
- What Things About What We Are Doing — The Implementation Of Our Strategies and Activities — Should We Measure And Assess?
- How Can The Effects Or Impacts Of Our Strategies Be Measured?
- What Is The Difference Between Tracking Community Outcomes and Evaluating The Outcomes of Change Strategies?
- How Will We Know What Information We Should Collect?
- What Are Possible Concerns About Using Available Information?
- How Can We Design Survey Interviews And Questionnaires To Give Us The Best Information Possible?
- What Are Some Statistical Methods For Assessing the Significance Of Differences, Changes, And Trends?
- What Are Some Statistical Methods For Indicating Whether An Activity Made An Important Contribution To Change?
- What Are Some Non-Statistical Methods For Indicating Whether An Activity Made An Important Contribution To Change?
Using and Sharing Evaluation Results
- How Can We Avoid “Blaming The Victim” When We Present Information On Poor Outcomes For Different Racial, Ethnic, Language Or Immigrant Groups In Our Community?
- How Can We Create Reasonable Expectations for the Success Of The Group’s Strategies While Still Being Accountable?
- How Can We Use Evaluation Findings To Reflect On And Adjust Our Work?
- What Are Some Ideas For Reflecting On Composition And Processes Of Our Group As Our Work Continues Over Time?
- How Can We Make Evaluation And Data Tracking Routine?