SAMPLE PROJECTS

DEMOCRACY FUND

Taking Smart Risks, Making Smart Decisions

I’m currently working with Democracy Fund’s Strategy, Impact and Learning team to bolster organizational capacity for strategic decision-making and develop a framework for risk assessment and mitigation across the organization. Deliverables have included a training for 35+ senior and program staff covering forecasting skills and decision analysis, a concept paper, and recommendations to strengthen the approval process for more than $30m in annual grantmaking. (2018-19)

 
 
 

CREATIVE VICTORIA

Designing an Evidence-Based Approach to Social Innovation

In partnership with BYP Group, I developed theories of change for two grant programs administered by Melbourne, Australia-based Creative Victoria. In addition, I worked directly with nine Creative Victoria grantees to create evaluation frameworks for their funded projects, which sought to use creative industry assets to accelerate progress on longstanding social issues such as mental health, social cohesion, and gender equality. (2018)

 
 
 

Monterey County CHILDREN AND FAMILIES COMMISSION

Charting a Wise Course for the Future

I offered decision support to help First 5 Monterey County (F5MC) leadership choose whether to renew a major four-year collective impact initiative comprising half of the organization’s budget and almost all of its available grant funds. (2018)

 
 
 

LOS ANGELES COUNTY ARTS COMMISSION

Putting Equity into Action

In partnership with Hillombo LLC’s Justin Laing and the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, I co-led a full-day workshop to help more than a dozen Los Angeles County municipal agencies examine their programming and guidelines through a racial and cultural equity lens. (2018)