Terms to refer to individuals or groups instead of “stakeholder”

Evaluators Goldie MacDonald and Anita McLees from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provide a helpful table of words to consider using instead of “stakeholder”, which uses “plain language to improve clarity and reduce potential for bias or harm to others.”

Read their Blog post for the American Evaluation Association here. We have also included their table of terms below.