Information Sources

One strategy to minimize the cost for evaluation is to make as much use of existing databases as possible. Resources in this section include a number of links to credible organizations that maintain useful databases, as well as some tools and tipsheets that can help in their use.

In thinking about whether or not to draw on existing data bases, there are some key questions group can ask: What is the coverage of this data base – does it include all of the groups or places that are the target for the group’s work? Are some groups over-represented or under-represented? Does the database describe carefully the details of its coverage, so it possible to know the answers to these questions with confidence? How current are the data? Would the information reported reflect changes the work being evaluated might have produced? If not, can it be used to provide a baseline, and if so, when will the data be updated? Are the dat [...]





“The most beautiful thing in the world is a heart that is changing.”

~ Anasazi Foundation, The Seven Paths: Changing One's Way of Walking in the World


We All Have Implicit Biases. So What Can We Do About It – Dushaw Hockett, TEDxMidAtlanticSalon

Also in this section:
  • Collecting Data

  • Data Collection Methods


Cultural Appropriation

Cultural Racism



People of Color

Racial and Ethnic Identity

Structural Racialization


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