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.

Practitioners

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

Practitioners

Define success and align resources to drive impact

Communities

Engage fully throughout the process

Funders

Resource and elevate the work

Policymakers

Set conditions through policy and procurement

Researchers

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.

what is a strategic evidence plan?

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Strategic Evidence Plans completed

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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Next Generation Evidence Approaches in Philanthropy and Practice

Join us for an upcoming webinar on how funders and practitioners are building stronger and more equitable evidence practices in their work.

Equitable Recovery Wallet Webinars

Introduction To Theory of Change December 8, 20223:00pm – 4:00pm EST A theory of change (TOC) connects your organizational mission to your operational strategies, helping programs gene

Center for Behavioral Design and Social Justice to be led by Anthony Barrows

We are pleased to welcome Anthony Barrows to the Project Evident team and to announce the launch of the Center for Behavioral Design and Social Justice! The Center is a cross-disciplinary or