Category: Learning and Evaluation

Four Lessons from Five Years Investing to Build Capacity in Boston’s Arts Sector

SueEllen Kroll

SueEllen Kroll

Program Officer, Arts & Creativity

Arts & Creativity Program Officer SueEllen Kroll shares key findings from newly-released evaluations.

April 08, 2019 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Evaluation in the Service of Learning

Yvonne Brick

Yvonne Belanger

Director of Learning & Evaluation

Our Director of Learning and Evaluation shares three changes to make learning and evaluation efforts more beneficial to our partners and others.

October 24, 2018 | Category: Learning and Evaluation

“Typical” Isn’t Good Enough

Jim Canales

Jim Canales

President & Trustee

Roger Nozaki

Roger Nozaki

Vice President, Barr Foundation

We asked our grantees what it’s like to work with Barr. Here’s what we learned and what we’re doing about it.

June 12, 2018 | Category: Learning and Evaluation

Timely New Report Shows Substantial Disparities in Energy Savings Among Massachusetts Communities

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Eugenia Gibbons

Guest Author · Programs Director, Mass Energy Consumers Alliance

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Khalida Smalls

Guest Author · Organizing Director, Community Labor United

Analysis shows that some communities are not benefitting equally from the state’s top-ranked energy efficiency programs.

April 25, 2018 | Category: Climate

Eight Questions with Barr's New Director of Learning and Evaluation

Yvonne Brick

Yvonne Belanger

Director of Learning & Evaluation

A conversation about the role of learning and evaluation in philanthropy with Yvonne Belanger.

November 16, 2017 | Category: Barr News

Arts, Culture and Transportation: A Creative Placemaking Field Scan

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Jamie Hand

Guest Author · Director of Research Strategies, ArtPlace America

New analysis bolsters the case for collaboration between arts and transportation to generate innovative solutions to pressing mobility challenges.

November 08, 2017 | Category: Arts & Creativity

The Results Are In: All-Door Boarding a Boost for the MBTA’s Silver Line Bus

Lisa Jacobson

Lisa Jacobson

Program Officer, Mobility, Barr Foundation

For two weeks, Silver Line riders boarded the bus through three doors instead of one. Here’s how it changed the commuting experience.

October 12, 2017 | Category: Climate

The Value of Constructive Feedback

Roger Nozaki

Roger Nozaki

Vice President, Barr Foundation

Why we seek and share candid input from grantees on what it’s like to work with us.

September 06, 2017 | Category: Barr News

Philanthropy and Risk

Jim Canales

Jim Canales

President & Trustee

Strategic planning has given us an opportunity to explore and define the role of risk in our work at the Barr Foundation.

December 01, 2015 | Category: Learning and Evaluation