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About Inspire to Change

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Our Vision

A whole, beautiful, and just world.

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Our Mission

To support purpose-driven change and changemakers around the globe.

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Our Guiding Principles

Be & Become, Remember & Create, Learn & Unlearn, Disrupt & Liberate.

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Our Intended Impacts

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Supports purpose-driven and principles guided people as agents of individual growth, social change, and environmental restoration

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Lives and acts with an awareness of the wholeness and the interconnectedness of all living systems

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Cultivates the health and wellbeing of individuals, communities, organizations, societies, and the environment

Our Niche

Creative Evaluation and Engagement (CE&E) operates at the intersection of critical evaluative thinking, creative engagement, and social justice, where co-creation, mutual respect, and community change can thrive and support transformation personally and collectively.

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Our Approach

CREATIVE EVALUATION AND ENGAGEMENT

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Creative Evaluation and Engagement (CE&E) is shorthand for developmental, principles-focused, arts-infused evaluation for social change. The CE&E framework is a particular way of learning and adapting for complex, equity-focused social change work. CE&E is co-creative, full-sensory, place-based, culturally grounded, principles-driven, and responsive. CE&E weaves together funders, organizational staff, community members, artists, and creative evaluators to support coherent and collaborative change.

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Our Theory

Creative Evaluation and Engagement (CE&E) theory was developed by Nora Murphy Johnson, A. Rafael Johnson, and Michael Quinn Patton. The theory is based on the following understandings about people and transformative change:

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People are whole beings: heart, mind, body, spirit

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People are social beings living in community

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Relationships are at the center of individual and community health

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White supremacy, colonialism, and other forms of oppression have generated structural and systemic inequalities

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Art unlocks and engages the whole human experience

The principles that guide CE&E are:

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Be & Become

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Remember & Create

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Learn & Unlearn

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Disrupt & Liberate

CE&E Core Practices

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Support purpose-driven and principles-guided people as agents of individual growth, social change, and environmental restoration

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Live and act with an awareness of the wholeness and interconnectedness of all living systems

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Cultivate the health and wellbeing of individuals, communities, organizations, societies, and the environment

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Utilize artistic expression as both means and ends, both process and outcome

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Break down barriers that separate; nurture interconnections and interdependencies

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Engage in the continuous work of aligning, learning, adapting, and embodying

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Moving from one adjacent possibility to the next in pursuit of a transformative vision

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Inspire for change; and

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Walk the talk

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Meet Our Team

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Nora Murphy Johnson, PHD

President and CEO

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Janeen Manuel, PHD, RN

Lead Researcher

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A. Rafael Johnson, MFA

Vice President

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Nancy Plaskett, MA

Director of Creative Evaluation

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Christopheraaron Deanes, MA, EdS

Education Lead

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Jeb Harrilal, BA

Operations and Alignment Coordinator

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Arianna Diaz-Celon, BA

Creative Evaluator

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Molly O'Connor

Creative Evaluation Consultant

Our Collaborators & Alumni

Glenda Eoyang, Founding Executive Director,
Human Systems Dynamics Institute

Royce Holladay, Director of Services,
Human Systems Dynamics Institute

Kristin Johnstad Senior Consultant,
Johnstad and Associates

Michael Quinn Patton, Founder and CEO,
Utilization-Focused Evaluation

Sandra J. Agustín, BA, Director of Creative Engagement

Frances Roen, Founder + CEO, 
Fundraising Sol

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Bryan Odhiambo, Lead Graphic Desginer
Portfolio

Shanthi Cambala, MPH
Qualitative Data Manager

Charmagne Patton-Campbell, Director of
Organizational Learning and Evaluation,
Utilization-Focused Evaluation

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Our Clients

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Contact Us

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