NextGen Evidence Approaches in Philanthropy and Practice

A conversation about new principles and technologies enabling funders and practitioners to build trust and achieve more equitable outcomes.

Funders play a key role in the next generation evidence ecosystem—working in equal partnership with practitioners to advance shared impact goals. However, the dominant approach to evidence building and evaluation in the social and education sectors remains insufficient and inequitable. Funders too often demand evidence on their terms without considering what is required for practitioners to provide it, or whether that evidence is helping support improved outcomes rather than an exercise in compliance. In this candid, interactive conversation, hear from funders and practitioners who are working to shift to a more equitable and effective approach by empowering community learning, embracing new technologies, and incorporating equitable design principles into their work.


  • Carina Wong, Founder, Craft Strategies
  • John Brothers, President, T. Rowe Price Foundation and T. Rowe Price Charitable
  • Jean-Claude Brizard, President and CEO, Digital Promise
  • Kelly Fitzsimmons, Founder and Chief Executive, Project Evident