Listening, Learning, and Unlearning: Evaluating Racial Equity Efforts

Listening, Learning, and Unlearning: Evaluating Racial Equity Efforts

During the last several years, a constant barrage of events and forces have been challenging our thinking and pushing us to reflect on the role of racism, power, and privilege in our society. Many of us recognize that racism is deeply ingrained in our social fabric and embedded in our political and institutional policies and practices. What role can we as evaluators play in supporting efforts to truly dismantle systemic and cultural racism? What might we need to learn, or un-learn, to advance this work?

Read More

Convening to Connect: Putting Grantees at the Center

Convening to Connect: Putting Grantees at the Center

At their best, convenings create space to generate ideas, catalyze collaboration, and inform strategy. But at their worst, they are a waste of precious time--disconnected from real issues and generating limited value for foundations and grantees alike. So, what does it take to bring grantees together in ways they find useful while also generating value for funders? Engage R+D partnered with the James Irvine Foundation last Fall to tackle this question in designing a convening for grantees of the Foundation’s new Fair Work initiative.  

Read More

Meet the Team: Erika Takada

Meet the Team: Erika Takada

Our "Meet the Team" blog series highlights our team, one member at a time. We give you a glimpse into their motivations and approach to working with our partners to achieve better results for communities. Through this feature, we hope that you’ll find a deeper connection to the people and relationships that are central to our work.

Today we’re getting to know Erika Takada, an experienced and sharp senior consultant at Engage R+D.

Read More

Meet the Team: Clare Nolan

Meet the Team: Clare Nolan

Our "Meet the Team" blog series highlights our team, one member at a time. We give you a glimpse into their motivations and approach to working with our partners to achieve better results for communities. Through this feature, we hope that you’ll find a deeper connection to the people and relationships that are central to our work.

Today we’re chatting with Clare Nolan, our dynamic and knowledgeable co-founder. We hope that you enjoy getting to know her better.

Read More

Meet the Team: Sonia Taddy-Sandino

Meet the Team: Sonia Taddy-Sandino

Our "Meet the Team" blog series will highlight our team, one member at a time. We’ll give you a glimpse into their motivations and approach to working with our partners to achieve better results for communities. Through this feature, we hope that you’ll find a deeper connection to the people and relationships that are central to our work.

First up is Sonia Taddy-Sandino, our inspiring and thoughtful co-founder. We hope that you enjoy getting to know her better.

Read More