Friday Jan 31, 2020

Evaluation and Learning in the Social Sector: How Data and Strategic Thinking Can Drive Greater Social Impact!

Juan Clavijo

Senior Consultant ORS Impact

Introduced by: Martin Clavijo

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As the social sector invests in different strategies and initiatives, stakeholders often have questions about the work’s impact. Like in the for-profit sector, gathering relevant, rigorous, and timely data is crucial in answering these questions and supporting social innovators’ informed decisions to drive towards greater impact. Data can also play an important role in ensuring accountability to intended beneficiaries, funders, and other stakeholders. This presentation will provide an overview of why evaluation is important in the social sector, how it helps organizations learn from and improve their work, and how ORS Impact approaches evaluation to help partners accomplish their missions. ORS Impact is a Seattle-based consulting firm with three decades of experience partnering with social innovators nationwide to amplify their social impact through measurement, evaluation, and learning.

About the Speaker

Juan Clavijo is a Senior Consultant who has partnered with multiple organizations to evaluate and amplify their impact, including Fund for Shared Insight, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the National Census Funders Initiative. Originally from Colombia, Juan is a political scientist with a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Washington. Before joining ORS Impact, Juan was a consultant in Colombia, working with clients like USAID, Univision Network, and Bogota’s Chamber of Commerce.