Applied Research: A Powerful Tool for Making Change

Strategic philanthropy depends upon good data and research—however it’s not only about the data you have, but what you do with it. In order to make good decisions and work effectively with nonprofit partners to drive change, funders must have a solid understanding of what research and data is available and how to translate that information into action.

This session explores how funders, nonprofits, and researchers can work more effectively together to guide big bets or make targeted interventions. The panel of researchers, funders, and program leaders on the call will help you incorporate applied research into your philanthropic toolbox. 


Stacie Cherner
Director of Learning and Evaluation
Jim Joseph Foundation

Arielle Levites, PhD
Managing Director
Consortium for Applied Studies in Jewish Education
George Washington University

Rabbi Yehuda Sarna
Executive Director
Bronfman Center at NYU
New York University