Ashleigh Halverstadt joined the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation in 2014 and serves as the senior evaluation and learning officer. She works closely with program staff to ensure that the Foundation’s evaluation strategies are generating insight about what’s working, what’s not, and what can be done better in support of the Foundation’s goals. Prior to joining the Foundation, Ashleigh was an independent consultant, providing fundraising, program evaluation, and strategic planning support to a portfolio of nonprofit clients. Previously, she served on the development team at New York Road Runners, where she managed public and private grants and spearheaded an initiative to design and implement an outcome management system for the organization’s youth programs. She graduated with honors from the University of Washington, earning dual degrees in geography and political science, and holds a Master of Public Administration from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University.
This article, from The Foundation Review, shares emerging hypotheses about building knowledge in limited-life situations – when a funder’s time horizon is shorter than that needed to fully solve a complex issue… Read More
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