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Prove It: How the Gates Foundation Ties Strategy to Results Schwab Charitable Philanthropy Speaker Series Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership Haas School of Business Jodi Nelson, Interim Director Emily Parker, Sr. Strategy Officer Impact Planning and Improvement September 30, 2010
What is a strategy at the foundation? Causal pathway to impact. Outlines the investments and programmatic activities aligned with that pathway. Defines the results of these investments and activities over time. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Approved Strategies Global Development Program
Actionable Measurement Measure to inform decisions and actions. How you do it (the approach, methodology, evaluation design) is determined by the purpose. There is no one measurement approach that works all the time, for all purposes.
Why is it unique to be pragmatic?
Where do we weigh in on the philosophical debates?