Lost Causal: Debunking Myths About Causal Analysis in Philanthropy
Philanthropy more frequently needs to examine causal relationships, using a growing suite of methodological approaches that make this possible in complex systems.
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presentation May 2020
Why is Evaluation So White?
In this presentation, Vidhya Shanker, PhD, and Carolina De La Rosa Mateo, MPH, explore how the field of evaluation has…
publication Apr 2021
Policy Wins Aren’t Enough; We Need Advocacy that Builds Power
While getting policy wins and systems changes is important, what does it mean to center impacted communities as the drivers…
publication Aug 2021
Holding Foundations Accountable for Equity Commitments
Philanthropy needs to transform the structures and processes through which foundations hold power, including how they conceive of and operationalize…