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Lisa Ranghelli

Senior Director of Assessment and Special Projects

Lisa Ranghelli is NCRP’s senior director of assessment and special projects. She directs the Philamplify initiative, is developing NCRP’s new work to influence the giving of ultra high net worth donors and oversees the organization’s internal learning and evaluation. She developed the Power Moves philanthropy selfassessment tool for Philamplify based on the methodology she developed for this innovative initiative to assess foundations on strategic, social justice philanthropy measures.  She conducted Philamplify assessments of Winthrop Rockefeller, William Penn and John S. and James L. Knight foundations and co-authored assessments of the New York Community Trust and Oregon Community Foundation. Previously, she directed NCRP’s Grantmaking for Community Impact Project, which culminated in her report, Leveraging Limited Dollars that documented a return on investment of $115 for each dollar foundations invested in advocacy, community organizing and civic engagement. For that project she developed a methodology for measuring the impacts of advocacy, organizing and civic engagement and authored or co-authored five of seven reports in the related Strengthening Democracy, Increasing Opportunities series. Prior to joining NCRP in 2008, Lisa spent 15 years promoting advocacy and civic engagement, both in the nonprofit and public sectors. This included serving as deputy director of public policy at the Center for Community Change, where she helped grassroots organizations mobilize successfully in response to federal and state policy issues. Based in Western Massachusetts, Lisa graduated from Wesleyan University and holds a master of regional planning degree from Cornell University.

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