Evidence measures impact. fights inequality. accelerates growth. influences change. is power.

When practitioners are empowered with actionable data and evidence, we can create stronger, more meaningful, more equitable outcomes for communities.

The status quo in evidence building is holding us back

For too long, practitioners—the leaders and program staff at nonprofits, school districts, and public agencies—have been asked to provide evidence that doesn't match up with what they need to learn in order to improve outcomes.


Limited ability to define and measure what matters most

Burdensome Requirements
Audit-Centered Approach
Low Support From Funders
Intermittent Data Collection

The future of evidence

How do we find a better way forward?

We are building a new equitable evidence ecosystem

Project Evident builds trusting partnerships and expands access to tools so that leaders have what they need to improve outcomes for their communities.

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We are unapologetically practitioner-centric


Define success and align resources to drive impact


Engage fully throughout the process


Resource and elevate the work


Set conditions through policy and procurement


Partner to provide guidance and technical expertise

We take an ecosystem approach that puts practitioners at the center while engaging all stakeholders in changing the culture and practices of evidence-building.

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The power is in the evidence

Evidence demonstrates clear impact, guides critical decision-making, deepens shared understanding, enables learning, improvement, and innovation, and leads to more equitable outcomes.

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Focused on impact? Unlock your evidence.

We share tools and resources for practitioners at every stage of their evidence-building journey. Our Beginner’s Guide to Evidence Building covers the basics: what evidence is, why you need it, and how to get started.

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Evidence in Action: New Roots Institute

A Q&A with New Roots Institute Executive Director Monica Chen about the organization’s efforts to use data to measure and communicate its impact.

Cast your Vote for Project Evident’s SXSW and SXSW EDU Proposals!

Community voting for SXSW and SXSW EDU 2024 is open now until August 20, and we need your help getting to the conference! We’d be grateful if you would vote for our proposals and help

Scaling the Impact of Food on Health: Cross-Sectoral Research Opportunities

Project Evident recently partnered with Factor Health on a white paper that explores opportunities to build the evidence base for nutrition incentive programs.