Paul Penley

Director of Research

Excellence in Giving

Dr. Penley evaluates the health and performance of charities to inform effective grantmakingstrategies. He has refined methods for nonprofit due diligence and tracking post-grant impact and hascompleted on-site evaluations in a dozen countries around the world. Dr. Penley specializes in creating and evaluating outcome measurement systems for internal andexternal reporting of program effectiveness. He has presented his approach at community foundations,Philanthropy Roundtable meetings, and Yale Philanthropy Conference. He has published researchinsights in Alliance magazine, Planned Giving Today, and OUTCOMES magazine. He contributes to blogsfor the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Council on Foundations, and Exponent Philanthropy.


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i enjoy connecting with praxis fellows...
on how their organizations will measure lasting outcomes rather than just annual activities and outputs.