Community Event Brings Collective Impact And Evaluation Leader to Lehigh Valley
This spring, The Rider-Pool Foundation and The United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley partnered to bring Mark Cabaj to the Lehigh Valley for a three-day dialogue with non-profit leaders. Cabaj, President of the consulting company From Here to There and Associate of Tamarack Institute, is an expert in how diverse organizations and communities work together to tackle complex issues, on social innovation as a “sub-scene” of community change work, and on strategic learning and evaluation.
The 2019 event was held May 15 through May 17 and included several small group discussions covering Successes and Challenges in Evaluation for Discovery, Evaluating the Collective Impact Fellowship, and Outcome Harvesting. Cabaj led a Community of Practice focused on his paper “Collective Impact 3.0,” open to all five cohorts of the Rider-Pool Collective Impact Fellowship. Activities were held in the Rodale Community Room of Miller Symphony Hall. The finale of Cabaj’s visit was a workshop attended by more than 75 non-profit leaders, coalition members, and community funders around the topic of Evaluating Systems Change held at Allentown Brew Works.
The Rider-Pool Foundation and The United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley have a history of working together to bring national and international thought leaders to the Lehigh Valley.