Social Impact Collaborative - Frequently Asked Questions

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check Does my organization receive any money to participate?

No, participating organizations receive support and technical assistance from the ImpactED consulting team. 

check Is there a cost for my organization to participate?

There is no cost for organizations to participate in the program.

check What is the time commitment and expectations? 

Participating grantees will be expected to:

  • Attend Monthly Training Sessions. Grantees will select a team of 3-4 organizational representatives to participate in the initiative.
  • Participate in Targeted Support. Grantees will work with a member of the coaching team between sessions.
  • Commit to Ongoing Data Use. Grantees will commit to institutionalizing data use within their organizational culture beyond the duration of the program.

check Who can apply? 

All William Penn Foundation grantees with a current grant active in 2018 are eligible to apply. 


The William Penn Foundation recognizes that The Scattergood Foundation is also offering an evaluation capacity building initiative, called the Building Evaluation Capacity Initiative (BECI).  This section applies specifically to organizations that are considering applying to one or both of these initiatives.

check Are the Social Impact Collaborative and The Building Evaluation Capacity Initiative similar?

The two evaluation capacity initiatives are mostly similar in terms of content and time commitment required for participation. There may be opportunities in the future for shared learnings across the two programs.

check If my organization has previously participated in Social Impact Collaborative or BECI, can I apply to be in the other initiative?

Yes, but preference is given to organizations that have not previously participated in a previous evaluation capacity building initiative.

check Can my organization participate in Social Impact Collaborative and BECI at the same time?

No, we do not think this is advantageous to the organization.

For more detailed information on the Social Impact Collaborative's program structure, key dates, application process, and eligibility requirements, please click here.

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The Fels Institute of Government
3814 Walnut St. 
Philadelphia, PA 19104

(215) 898-7326
felsinstitute@sas.upenn.edu

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