Social Impact Collaborative

William Penn Foundation Pilot Program

With support from the William Penn Foundation (WPF), we piloted a nine-month training program to build the performance measurement and evaluation capacity of 10 WPF non-profits, selected from over 50 applicants:

  • Barnes Foundation 
  • Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia 
  • Delaware Nature Society
  • Delaware River Waterfront Corporation
  • Education Law Center
  • Norris Square Community Alliance
  • Philadelphia Music Alliance for Youth 
  • Philadelphia Parks Alliance
  • Philadelphia Public School Notebook
  • River Network
We supported leaders from each of these organizations through three phases of performance measurement and evaluation.

check Phase 1: Evaluation Strategy & Design. Leaders created a logic model for a specific program/project/initiative/campaign that they were currently implementing and developed a strategy to gather data on impact.

check Phase 2: Data Collection & Analysis. Leaders developed instruments (e.g., surveys, focus group protocols) for tracking progress. They also learned strategies for analyzing data and created a plan for institutionalizing data use within their organizational culture.

check Phase 3: Implementation Planning & Storytelling. Leaders learned strategies for reporting results and using data to inform planning. They developed an approach for sharing the impact of their work with both internal and external stakeholders.

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Fels Institute of Government
University of Pennsylvania
3814 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Phone: (215) 898-2600
Fax: (215) 746-2829

felsinstitute@sas.upenn.edu