Becoming a Learning Organization: PropelNext California Partnership 

In the final learning and evaluation report for the California 2018 Cohort, Harder+Company and Engage R+D find that PropelNext “has provided a solid foundation for learning and growth” for participating nonprofits and is “catalyzing organizations to a new level of performance and sophistication.”

Participants have developed more robust, research-informed program models, are modeling data use practices, better aligning their organizational talent, and more.  As one executive director noted, “We’re a completely different organization three years later.”

The cohort was comprised of 14 nonprofits in Southern and Northern California.

The report notes that PropelNext “stands out from other capacity-building initiatives with the depth and breadth of support it provides.” The executive summary and the full report below highlight key findings, including successes and challenges.

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