Discovering better ways to solve social problems

On Nov. 14th 2013, FSG and Stanford Social Innovation Review convened Next Generation Evaluation: Embracing Complexity, Connectivity and Change to discuss emerging ideas that are defining the future of social sector evaluation. The Conference brought together nearly 400 participants to learn about the trends driving the need for evaluation to evolve, the characteristics and approaches that represent Next Generation Evaluation, and potential implications for the social sector.

 

Introducing Next Generation Evaluation

Hallie Preskill, Managing Director, FSG

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 Introducing Next Generation Evaluation

Developmental Evaluation: An Approach to Evaluating Complex Social Change Initiatives

Kathy Brennan, Research and Evaluation Advisor, AARP

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 Developmental Evaluation: An Approach to Evaluating Complex Social Change Initiatives

Shared Measurement: A Catalyst to Drive Collective Learning and Action 
Patricia Bowie, Consultant, Magnolia Place Community Initiative

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 Shared Measurement: A Catalyst to Drive Collective Learning and Action

Using Data for Good: The Potential and Peril of Big Data
Lucy Bernholz, Visiting Scholar, Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, Stanford University

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Using Data for Good: The Potential and Peril of Big Data 


Frontiers of Innovation: A Case Study in Using Developmental Evaluation to Improve Outcomes for Vulnerable Children
James Radner, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto

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 Frontiers of Innovation: A Case Study in Using Developmental Evaluation to Improve Outcomes for Vulnerable Children


Project SAM: A Case Study in Shared Performance Measurement For Community Impact
Sally Clifford, Program Director, Experience Matters
Tony Banegas, Philanthropy Advisor, Arizona Community Foundation
Project SAM: A Case Study in Shared Performance Measurement For Community Impact

 

UN Global Pulse: A Case Study in Leveraging Big Data for Global Development
Robert Kirkpatrick, Director, UN Global Pulse
UN Global Pulse: A Case Study in Leveraging Big Data for Global Development

 

Panel: Implications for the Social Sector (“So What?”)
Presenters: Lisbeth Schorr, Senior Fellow, Center for the Study of Social Policy; Fay Twersky, Director, Effective Philanthropy Group, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation; Alicia Grunow, Senior Managing Partner, Design, Development, and Improvement Research, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Moderator: Srik Gopalakrishnan, Director, FSG

 

Small Group Discussion: Implications for Individuals and Organizations (“Now What?”)
Moderator: Eva Nico, Director, FSG

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Embracing Complexity, Connectivity, and Change
Brenda Zimmerman, Professor, York University

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 Embracing Complexity, Connectivity, and Change

 

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