For nearly 25 years, Rhonda has worked at the intersection of public policy and advocacy as an advocate, policymaker staff, grantmaker, internal research and evaluation manager, and consultant. Since 1999, when a funder asked how her non-governmental organization was assessing the impact of its advocacy, she has been engaged in an ongoing and dynamic exploration of the evaluation of advocacy and social change work. This experience has encouraged her to be a part of efforts to continuously improve and adapt evaluation practice and theory so that it is in service to changemakers, their funders, and their constituents. She currently consults with philanthropic and grantmaking organizations interested in aligning their learning and evaluation practices with institutional values and priorities.
Contributed by this member
- In this thought paper, Jim Coe and Rhonda Schlangen argue for evaluating effectiveness using a new accountability model.
- Efforts to measure, quantify and compare the 'value' of different interventions have become popular as a way for social change organisations to decide how to use their time and money.
- BetterEvaluation Discussion Paper 1 is a thought piece written by Rhonda Schlangen and Jim Coe (independent consultants), members of the BetterEvaluation Community, and is intended to promote discussion.