Social Impact Instructor Speaks at International Forum
June 4, 2015
Social Impact instructor David Pritchard was a featured speaker at the Nirun Sahingiray International Forum held this month in Istanbul, Turkey, where he spoke on “Impact Evaluation.”
The presentation focused on the essence of impact evaluation, why it is important for nonprofits and program evaluators, and how to be a good consumer and commissioner of an impact evaluation.
The forum was coordinated by the Educational Volunteers Foundation of Turkey in cooperation with Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government, and Kadir Has University. Scholars, policy-makers, business leaders, philanthropists, social entrepreneurs and politicians from all over the world attended the event. (Visit <https://www.tegv.org/en/nsief> for more information.)
In addition to his work at Claremont Lincoln University, Pritchard is an international independent consultant who advises nonprofits and their funders on how to access and increase their effectiveness. He supports effective change-makers by helping them choose and use performance management and evaluation methods to create data that informs their strategy and operations. He has worked for a Nobel Peace Prize winning organization in the community reconciliation sector in Northern Ireland, was a founding member of the UK’s Operational Research Society’s third Sector Interest Group and the international Social Impact Analyst’s Association. He has degrees from Oxford University, University of Notre Dame and Yale University.
The Educational Volunteers Foundation of Turkey is one of the foremost non-governmental organizations operating in the field of education in Turkey. Founded in 1995 with the objective to provide educational support to elementary school children, it aims to support the basic education provided by the government by enhancing the skills, competencies, attitudes and values of children, promote volunteerism and advocate for educational reform countrywide.