Our CEED Program

Cultivating Evaluation Education and Development

Our CEED Program

The Evaluation Center is excited to engage with Colorado non-profit organizations through the Cultivating Evaluation Education and Development (CEED) Program! This program provides pro bono evaluation services to selected non-profit organizations in Colorado whose mission, vision, and values align with those of The Evaluation Center.

To learn more about CEED, join us for a live webinar about the CEED program and application process on Tuesday, June 4, 2024 at 11:30am. Click the button below to register for the webinar.

All 2024 application materials are due June 30, 2024. Following our review of completed applications, selected applicants will be invited for an interview. All applicants will hear back from us by July 12, 2024.

What is our Pro Bono Program?

This program provides FREE evaluation services to selected non-profit organizations in Colorado for 4-6 months. Our goal is to partner with organizations to build their internal capacity for evaluation. We want the evaluation work to move forward and fill the unique needs of our partner organizations once our shared work comes to an end. We are simultaneously building our own organizations’ internal capacity by collaborating and learning from local organizations and having early career evaluators lead the projects along with strong mentorship from our more experienced staff members.


What can the CEED Program do for you?

  • Help you to demonstrate your success
  • Develop new ways to collect feedback to improve the quality of your services
  • Learn new strategies to collect data to inform evidence-based decision making
  • Expand your evaluation skills


Potential Evaluation Services

  • Evaluation Training
  • Logic Model Development
  • Survey and Interview Guide Development
  • Data Collection
  • Data Analysis


Focusing on Equity in Evaluation

At The Evaluation Center, we are working toward integrating an equity focus into our evaluation practice. The way our organization structures the CEED program develops the pipeline of new evaluators who view equitable evaluation practices as integral to the work. By working with and building the internal capacity of local non-profits, we are helping to shift the power of knowledge production to them and working in small part to decolonize the “expertise” of evaluation; the CEED recipients will have the tools to tell their stories to their communities, funders, and policy makers.


Partnering with people who experience inequity


Questioning the practices of institutions and systems and their historical implications


Empowering and supporting groups who are discriminated against


Dismantling or improving systems that oppress groups of people; and providing resources based on need and disadvantage.

Past Cultivating Evaluation Education & Development Projects

Adoption Options

Careers in Natural Resources Initiative

Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Justice

The Colorado Pika Project

World Affairs Challenge

STAR Girlz Empowerment, Inc.

FoCo Café