Scaling Solutions Workshop Reports and Blog Posts

In August 2019, RPA co-hosted a 3-day workshop in response to great interest in deeply exploring the question of how to monitor and evaluate systems change, since this is different from assessing a specific project, program, or grant. The workshop was led by outstanding, thoughtful experts on evaluation of systems change – Margaret (Meg) Hargreaves, Glenn Page, and Zenda Ofir. Access Report. 

In celebration of the launch of Scaling Solutions toward Shifting Systems: Approaches for Impact, Approaches for Learning, RPA and the Skoll Foundation convened leaders – funders, grantees, and philanthropic collaboratives – for an interactive discussion about their successes and challenges in creating systems change.

What does systems change mean to you?  Like so many other terms, you may think this phrase is straightforward until you actually begin talking about it – at which point you slowly begin to realize that what it means to you is not necessarily what it means to someone else. Read blog.

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA) Vice President Heather Grady recently moderated a panel on Financing Change: Collaborative Approaches to Philanthropy at the Skoll World Forum in Oxford, England. View video.

In March 2018, RPA co-hosted a workshop on Scaling Solutions in Bogotá. With sixty participants representing corporate, family, and operating foundations in Colombia in attendance, conversations centered on the Sustainable Development Goals Philanthropy Platform (SDG Philanthropy Platform or SDG PP), Theory of the Foundation(ToF), Scaling Solutions and time-horizon philanthropy. Access report.