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Envisioning Next Generation Evaluation

Ten years ago, fresh out of graduate school, I was asked to build the evaluation function at a Midwestern foundation. Having had no prior exposure to social sector evaluation, I started with the basics: What is evaluation? Why do we need it? What can it do for my organization? As I talked with... Read more

Hope and Guts in Collective Impact Leadership

This is a story of hope, and guts.

When we talk about Collective Impact, we talk about the collaborative infrastructure that brings order to otherwise messy collaborations and the “essential intangibles” that help collective impact develop organically:  relationship and trust building... Read more