Building Equitable Evidence of Social Impact
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This collaborative research, led by Pace Center for Girls, exemplifies the wide-ranging benefits of a holistic approach to measurement that blends participatory measures with empirical data and uncovers links to impact no experimental method alone could. The study draws on the experience of 15 nonprofits that engage participants as partners in evaluation and reveals benefits, including building equity across organizations and resilience against crises.
“ [Nonprofits] that had built capacity for participatory evaluation found that their cultures supported quick, smart shifts to new and virtual ways of listening to, and working with, participants to respond to trauma and injustice.”