Effective Communities Project (ECP) has helped foundations and nonprofits throughout the United States and many parts of the Western world achieve greater progress against their missions.
We have worked with the gamut of civic, public, and philanthropic organizations – foundations, nonprofit organizations, grassroots groups, associations, networks, and systems.
We have worked to improve neighborhood and community development, the practice of philanthropy, youth leadership and school reform, social and racial justice, arts and culture, advocacy, and nonprofit organizational effectiveness.
We have advanced many practices of evaluation in support of organizational and mission effectiveness, pioneering the lessons learned, promising practices, appreciative inquiry, and developmental approach to evaluation.
We have advised on strategies for gathering evidence to communicate progress, on communicating organizational results and value, and on creative leadership roles inside and outside the organization.
We have evaluated the effectiveness of grantmaking programs, the progress and merits of organization’s work, and the organization’s capacity to the goals implied in the organization’s mission statement.
We have produced web sites, written reports, magazines, metrics, self-assessment tools, curricula, frameworks, protocols, conferences, and op-ed pieces.
We have facilitated strategic planning processes with multi-organizational and internal teams, the development of operational action plans, and staff retreats and trainings.
We have supported other organizations through resource development and grant writing, with project and program design, through advice on program or project implementation.
The Project page outlines our focus in broad strokes.
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The Effective Communities Project is a project of Effective Communities, LLC.