Developing a Theory of Change to Drive Your Backbone Operations
Date & Time
Thursday, April 29, 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Besty (Susan) Payne Kimberly Palladino Kermit O

How can a newly-formed collective impact initiative develop shared measures, governance and backbone infrastructure? This session will offer insights from organizations involved in the launch of the Philadelphia STEM Equity Collective and explore strategies to develop an authentic theory of change that can drive operational activities and decision-making. Evaluators from Equal Measure and backbone leaders from GSK and PEF The Philadelphia Education Fund (PEF) will share insights and provide examples from their recent (and ongoing) work in launching this collaborative effort.

Learning Objectives:

  • How to support a collective in the development of a shared measurement system
  • Examples of tools and approaches used to leverage the theory of change in the development of our governance and backbone infrastructure
Session Type
Concurrent How To Session
Data and Continuous Learning
Education and Youth