Lisa Ranghelli

Senior Director of Evaluation and Learning, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy

Lisa Ranghelli is NCRP’s senior director of evaluation and learning, and primary author of Power Moves: Your essential philanthropy assessment guide for equity and justice. She developed Power Moves from Philamplify, an innovative initiative that assessed a dozen major foundations with a social justice and equity lens. She also oversees NCRP’s internal learning and evaluation.

Previously, Lisa directed NCRP’s Grantmaking for Community Impact Project, culminating in her report, Leveraging Limited Dollars, which documented an ROI of $115 for funder investments in advocacy and organizing. Prior to joining NCRP in 2008, Lisa spent 15 years promoting advocacy and civic engagement, both in the nonprofit and public sectors, including as deputy director of public policy at Community Change. Based in Greenfield, Massachusetts, she is a board member of the Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts. Lisa graduated from Wesleyan University and holds a master’s degree in regional planning from Cornell University.


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Advocacy and Family Giving: Leveraging Limited Dollars to Maximize Impact

Posted on May 15, 2012 by Lisa Ranghelli

The Brindle Foundation in New Mexico is concerned with the well-being of children and youth, and funds in the areas of education, early childhood development, youth development and human services.  Brindle has assets of $14.2 million and annual giving of $579,000 (as of 2010). As the Board and staff of the foundation explored how to make the most difference with… Read More

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