Social Impact Collaborative
William Penn Foundation Program
The Social Impact Collaborative equips William Penn Foundation grantees with the information, skills, and tools they need to use data to drive improvement and share their story with key stakeholders in the Philadelphia community and beyond.
During the first year of the program, each participating grantee selects a program, project, campaign, or initiative to be the focus of their participation in the Social Impact Collaborative. Year 2 of the program focuses on applying these practices organization-wide.
Cohort 1 Testimonials
The following 10 organizations are currently participating in the first cohort of the program.
Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia
Delaware Nature Society
Delaware River Waterfront Corporation
Education Law Center
Norris Square Community Alliance
Philadelphia Music Alliance for Youth
Philadelphia Parks Alliance
Philadelphia Public School Notebook
We support grantees through three phases of performance measurement and evaluation:
Evaluation Strategy: Participating grantees will identify current evaluation needs and performance measurement capacity within their organizations. They will create or refine a logic model for a specific program or initiative that they are currently implementing and develop key metrics to track progress.
Data Collection & Analysis: Participating grantees will develop a data collection plan and aligned instruments (e.g., surveys, focus group protocols) to capture information on implementation and impact for the selected program. They will also build their data analysis skill set and learn how to interpret results.
Data Use: Participating grantees will learn strategies for using data to inform programmatic improvement. They will also develop an approach for sharing the impact of their work with internal and external stakeholders.
Introductory Workshop: At least one organizational representative is required to attend one of the following three introductory workshops to learn more about evaluation activities and the program. This workshop will be offered in partnership with the Scattergood Foundation, who will share information about the Building Capacity for Evaluation Initiative open to all area non-profits that may also be of interest to grantees.
Written Application: All grantees must submit a written application detailing their organization’s interest in the program, as well as current data practices.
Interviews: A subset of grantees will be selected for interviews. These interviews will provide organizations with an opportunity to expand on information from the written application and to determine if the organization’s needs are a fit for the Social Impact Collaborative.
**Application are closed. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on future cohorts**