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Gorton Greater Good: Theory of Change Keynote Speaker

Keynote Address (preceeded by wine and cheese reception)

Day(s): Tuesday
Date(s): May 2
Time(s): 6:30 reception 7:00 Keynote
Fee: $15

The Greater Good Project is made possible through the generous support of The Grainger Foundation, Lake Forest.

Join us and you’ll leave with a clear understanding of how Theory of Change can serve as the foundation of successful evaluation, fundraising, and communications efforts.  

Keynote Speakers:

Susie Quern Pratt
Principal, Pratt Richards Group

Susie leads consultation and training services focused on strategic planning and evaluation. Her consulting work has focused on a variety of issue areas, including civic engagement, theological education, youth development, and human services. These engagements have taken the form of coaching and capacity building, as well as external evaluation.

Susie’s formal evaluation career began as the Coordinator of Evaluation for the Religion Division of Lilly Endowment, Inc., where she designed an evaluation coaching program to build the capacity of grantee organizations. Prior to that, she was a program officer at the Field Foundation of Illinois, Inc., a research assistant for the Chapin Hall Center for Children at the University of Chicago, and a program associate for The Alford Group, Inc., a fundraising consulting firm.

Susie holds a B.A. from Colgate University with Honors in English Literature and an A.M. from the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration. She is currently on the board of Family Matters and the Franklin Square Foundation.

Jenny Ellis Richards
Principal, Pratt Richards Group

Jenny has provided evaluation and planning services to a wide range of nonprofits and foundations. She has advised organizations on how to articulate and measure their impact, and helped develop robust evaluation systems that foster organizational learning and growth. With Susie, Jenny also teaches evaluation workshops at Forefront.

Prior to PRG, Jenny led consulting engagements with TCC Group, Civic Consulting Alliance, and B2P Commerce. She has deep experience in the nonprofit sector, and her early career focused on international and community development. Jenny taught English in Ecuador with WorldTeach, ran a college and career readiness program for youth in San Francisco, and was program officer for an initiative at Harvard that brought together international leaders to foster peace-building and internal justice reform.

Jenny holds a B.A. in Spanish from Dartmouth College and a Masters of Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She is on the board member of the James B. Moran Center for Youth Advocacy, Camp Manito-Wish YMCA, and the Crysdahl Foundation.


The Greater Good Project is made possible through the generous support of The Grainger Foundation, Lake Forest.


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