Evidence and Learning Community of Practice

This community aims to connect topical experts from philanthropic organisations to learn with and from peers about new learning paradigms and practices, and inspire new thinking.

Philanthropies increasingly work to tackle root causes of complex issues; catalyse systems change; and redress power imbalances in funder-grantee partner relationships.


Focus areas

  • Learning in complexity
  • Learning with grantee partners
  • Engaging with boards
  • Blending different forms of evidence and data to inform strategy and adaptation
  • How to build learning frameworks and processes



  • In-person convenings
  • Online, peer-led webinars
  • Online community
  • Benchmarking surveys


Network background

Philea is setting up an Evidence and Learning Community of Practice as part of its peer-learning portfolio.

The work builds on activities started within the EFC, namely an Evaluation Academy organised in 2015; a Strategic Learning Convening in 2019; and an online Impact Summit in 2020.


Fabiana de Lima Faria
Programme Officer
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