Communicating Progress on Strategy: Dashboards and Metrics

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How can dashboards be used to drive better decision making?  Dashboards, when aligned with strategy, grantmaking and measurement activities can help bring the data that’s needed when it’s needed to the audience that requires it. Explore methods to enhance the integrity of your measurement and make your dashboards an effective tool for timely decision making.

The CMF-JCP Grantmaking Series is a program offering made possible through an agreement between The Council of Michigan Foundations and the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy.

* Completion of this webinar will count toward the 2016 CMF-JCP Grantmaking Series Certificate of Completion - More Details


Gale Berkowitz

principal, Gale Berkowitz Associates

Gale brings over eleven years of experience in leading the development of learning systems in philanthropic organizations and has over 12 years as a practicing evaluator.  Currently Gale is Deputy Director of California EQRO (External Quality Review Organization), Behavioral Health Concepts, where she provides leadership of the county external quality reviews and quality reviewers.  In 2013, Gale started her own consulting practice focusing on foundation effectiveness and organizational learning. Previously Gale Berkowitz was the Director of Evaluation and Learning at The MasterCard Foundation (MCF). There she led the Foundation’s evaluation and learning agenda, embedding evaluative learning in its culture. Prior, Gale was Director of Evaluation at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and held a similar position at the Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation before that.

Elizabeth Delaney

research manager, Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy

Elizabeth (Liz) Delaney joined the Ruth Mott Foundation (RMF) as the Learning Officer in May of 2016 after working as a Research Manager at the Community Research Institute at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University for five years. In her role as a Research Manager, she facilitated and directed small and larger non-profits, multi-stakeholder groups, and foundations in evaluation work and capacity building. In her current role, she works with the RMF to oversee the development and implementation of a framework for measuring and reporting progress against the Foundation’s operational and north Flint strategic goals. This includes designing and managing the evaluation activities in such a way that RMF has the knowledge to continually improve its operations, enhance its grantmaking, assess grant performance, and inform local grantees and the field of philanthropy.

Shawna Hoffman

monitoring & evaluation specialist, The Rockefeller Foundation

Shawna Hoffman is passionate about using evidence and data for social good.  In her current role as Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist at The Rockefeller Foundation, Shawna is responsible for identifying, synthesizing and packaging lessons learned in support of adaptive management and evidence-based decision making. Prior to moving to New York, Shawna worked as a M&E technical advisor for various government, UN and non-governmental organizations, including with the Canadian International Development Agency and World Food Programme. Most recently she worked at The MasterCard Foundation, where she rolled out the Foundation’s first-ever data dashboard.


CMF Members: $35
Nonmembers: $70

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