When it comes to improving the wellbeing of people and communities, place matters. That is why foundations, nonprofits, and their public and private partners have worked together on hundreds place-based initiatives across the country in recent years.
This work has had successes and challenges, and it is highly dynamic. Many partners involved in these efforts are increasingly asking: How we can advance our work on this front—and how can we use tools of evaluation and learning to improve place-based initiatives?
The Art and Science of Place-Based Evaluation will take a deep dive into these questions. Unlike conventional conferences, which often keep attendees watching from a distance, this two-day event will invite everyone to contribute their knowledge and ask questions about evaluating place-based community change efforts.