Michelle Baldwin is a social entrepreneur and the Executive Director of Pillar Nonprofit Network in London, Ontario, an organization focused on strengthening individuals, organizations and enterprises invested in positive community impact. She is a driving force behind the Useful Evaluation Project, from which this podcast emerged.
In this episode, we chat about growing cultures of evaluation in the broader social sector and the importance of inclusion and patience when movement building. We talk about the importance of taking intentional pauses to clarify strategy, gain perspective, and connect to ourselves. We explore how to build healthy relationships with failure and how a deeper understanding of failure can help nonprofits to increase their impact.
- Michelle references an organization in London, Ontario called The Sisters of St. Joseph
- Follow this link to learn more about Developmental Evaluation
- Learn more about the latest thinking on Collective Impact and a set of alternative principles that can guide collaborative work
- A social innovation supported by Pillar, Verge Capital
- Another link to learn about logic models and theories of change
Music: Wavy Glass by Podington Bear. Licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 International License. Find Podington Bear and other artists at Free Music Archives. This podcast recording was originally published to the Useful Evaluation Podcast by Adam Fearnall.