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Using Data to Drive Action

Tuesday, June 7, 2016
9:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Center for Healthy Communities
1000 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Members: $0.00
Non-Members: $100.00
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Foundations often rely on research to inform their theory of change, but it can be challenging to refine our grantmaking based on the results of these efforts.

Join SCG and Project Tomorrow for an interactive workshop that will guide you through how to identify the right data to collect from your work, change data into information, and translate that information into actionable knowledge.

Project Tomorrow's Julie Evans and Gregory Nicholson will model a process for refining your grantmaking strategy through research, data collection, and evaluation.

This session is recommended for grantmakers that have the capacity and desire to take an active role in measuring the impact of their grantmaking in order to refine their theory of change and/or grantmaking practices based on evaluation.

To allow participants the opportunity to work together on their own grantmaking goals and develop a plan for continuous improvement, we recommend teams of two from the same organization attend. Space is limited to 20 participants.

Lunch will be provided.


Julie Evans
CEO, Project Tomorrow

Julie Evans has been CEO of Project Tomorrow, one of the nation’s leading education nonprofit organizations, since 1999. She developed the Speak Up National Research Project in 2003 and has served as the chief researcher on this project and other digital learning national research projects. Previously, Evans enjoyed a 17-year career in national and regional sales and marketing management with Unisys and two education technology startups. She is a graduate of Brown University and serves on the Board of Directors of Project Tomorrow, the Reaching At-Promise Students Association Advisory Board, and the TechSETS Advisory Board. She is a frequent speaker, writer and commentator on K-12 and higher education issues around digital learning. Evans was named in 2008 as one of the Top Ten Most Influential People in Education Technology over the past 10 years by eSchool News.

Gregory Nicholson
Director of Advancement, Project Tomorrow

Gregory Nicholson is committed to securing the resources needed to achieve Project Tomorrow's mission through funds as well as partnership development. Previously, he was Assistant Director at the Cotsen Foundation for the ART of TEACHING where he was responsible for the recruitment of districts, schools, and teachers into the ART of TEACHING, as well as communications and partnerships. In that role, Nicholson co-founded the Mathematics Leadership Corps in Culver City to promote improved teaching and learning in mathematics throughout the K-12 district. He holds a doctorate in English Literature from Michigan State University, where he was a University Distinguished Fellow and the author of the university’s decennial re-accreditation report. Prior to graduate school Nicholson worked in nonprofit management in social services and education. He was graduated magna cum laude from Dartmouth College.

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Who May Attend:
SCG members only. We recommend teams of two from the same organization attend. Space is limited to 20 participants.

This program is sold out.

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