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Learning, Monitoring and EvaluationWebinars

[Webinar Series] Stronger Together: New Frontiers in Funders Supporting Social Movements

Hosted by HRFN’s Learning, Monitoring, and Evaluation Working Group, coordinated by the American Jewish World Service (AJWS) and Global Fund for Women (GFW), and co-sponsored by Ariadne – European Funders for Social Change and Human Rights, Peace and Security Funders Group (PSFG), and Philanthropy New York.

Join our webinar series–on the first Wednesdays of April, May, and June–to explore funders’ roles in supporting social movements. Participants will engage in an ongoing discussion on how learning, monitoring, evaluation, and research can support grantees’ autonomous movement building, inform grantmaking, and advance our understanding of social change.

[April 4] Measuring the capacity of social movements: lessons learned from the pilot experience in Ukraine
Presenters / Speakers:

  • Natalia Karbowska, Director on Strategic Development, Ukrainian Women’s Fund
  • PeiYao Chen, Vice President of Impact & Effectiveness, Global Fund for Women


[May 2] Are we making smart investments in social movements for transformative change?
Presenters / Speakers:

  • Irit Houvras, Director for Strategic Learning, Research and Evaluation, AJWS
  • Amy Bisno, Program Officer, Civil and Political Rights and Humanitarian Response, AJWS


[June 6] The role of social movements in influencing public policy (new research)

Presenters / Speakers:

  • Professor Laurel Weldon, Distinguished Professor of Political Science, Director, Purdue Policy Research Institute
  • Jacqueline Hart, Vice President for Strategic Learning, Research and Evaluation, AJWS


Compiled takeaways from the three-part series are available here. For questions or to receive a link to past webinar recordings, please contact Rebecca Landy, HRFN Member Engagement Manager.