Category: Learning and Evaluation

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

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

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Lisa Jacobson

Senior Program Officer, Mobility

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

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Roger Nozaki

Vice President for Strategy and Programs

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

September 06, 2017 | Category: Barr News

What We’re Learning from a Regional Approach

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Roger Nozaki

Vice President for Strategy and Programs

For years, Barr worked primarily in Boston. Since 2014, we have been evolving towards a regional approach. Some reflections on progress, challenges, and what we’ve been learning.

August 03, 2017 | Category: Barr News

Philanthropy and Risk

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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