Diana Scearce

Diana Scearce

Principal, Diana Scearce Consulting

Diana Scearce has dedicated her career to helping social changemakers increase effectiveness and impact, in the U.S. and around the world. Diana’s independent consulting practice focuses on developing and evolving strategy, research into nonprofit and philanthropic effectiveness, learning facilitation and collaboration support. Diana spent 6 years leading evaluation and learning within foundations, as Director of Learning and Evaluation at the Skoll Global Threats Fund and as Director of Evaluation and Learning at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. Before entering the foundation world, Diana worked in social impact consulting, as a director at the Monitor Institute and a practitioner at Global Business Network. She has authored several articles on social change, including Catalyzing Networks for Social Change: A Funder’s Guide (GEO, 2011), Working Wikily (SSIR, 2010), and What If? The Art of Scenario Thinking for Nonprofits (GBN, 2004). Diana received her B.A. from Vassar College, her M.A. in religious studies from University of London’s SOAS, and her Master of Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School.


Family Philanthropy’s Response to COVID-19

Posted on March 20, 2020 by Antony Bugg-Levine, Diana Scearce, Marcus F. Walton, Patricia McIlreavy, Nicholas A. Tedesco

COVID-19 poses an existential threat to the lives of millions and communities across the globe. There are many unknowns at this point; yet as the world waits, giving families are searching for ways to help and provide support. Grantee communities who were at risk before COVID-19 will now be faced with additional social and economic consequences, and service providers will… Read More

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