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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 high net worth donors and guides our support for health equity movements. Lisa will also be building on the legacy of Bolder Giving, which encouraged donors to give more, take risks and invite others to support social justice. She developed the assessment tool for Philamplify and has 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 documented the ROI of foundation investments in community-led systemic change efforts. 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 20 years promoting advocacy and civic engagement, both in the nonprofit and public sectors. As a consultant, she conducted research, evaluation, and program development for social change organizations. Previously, Lisa was 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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