Category: Learning and Evaluation

To Center Equity, We Must Learn Differently

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Yvonne Belanger

Director of Learning & Evaluation

Three practice shifts in how we learn alongside our grantee partners.

June 07, 2022 | Category: Learning and Evaluation

We Welcome Your Feedback

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Yvonne Belanger

Director of Learning & Evaluation

Barr’s Director of Learning and Evaluation describes three ways to share feedback with the Foundation.

February 27, 2020 | Category: Learning and Evaluation

Five Lessons Our Grantees Shared with Us in 2019

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Yvonne Belanger

Director of Learning & Evaluation

Barr's Director of Learning and Evaluation shares five lessons learned from our partners in 2019.

January 07, 2020 | Category: Learning and Evaluation

Walking a Mile in Our Grantees' Shoes

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Kerri Hurley

Director of Grants Management

Barr’s director of grants management shares what we learned and some of the changes we’ve made after staff went through our own grant application process.

May 16, 2019 | Category: Barr News

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

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SueEllen Kroll

Senior 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

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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

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

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Roger Nozaki

Vice President for Strategy and Programs

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

Five Lessons from Two Decades of Early Education Grantmaking

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Kimberly Haskins

Senior Program Officer, Sector Effectiveness

Senior Program Officer Kimberly Haskins reflects on nearly 20 years of work focused on improving outcomes for Massachusetts’ youngest learners.

May 17, 2018 | Category: Education

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

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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