Our goal is for Harpswell graduates to someday become leaders of their countries, closely connected with each other and with other committed women to work to transform their societies. This is our Theory of Change. Harpswell alumnae are already well on their way to achieving this goal. It may be 20 years or more before we can truly evaluate Harpswell’s success and measure our impact. But in the short term, we know that our graduates are succeeding. In 2016, we began a longitudinal process of annual measurement and evaluation of our programs.
Measurement & Evaluation
In 2016, Board Member and former Leadership Resident Clara Péron and her Berlin-based consulting firm, Value for Good, created a monitoring and evaluation framework and full measurement tools for Harpswell, resulting in ongoing demographic and impact surveys from alumnae and students.
Clara and her associate Katarzyna Nalejwako summarized the initial findings, giving our leadership team a wealth of information about Harpswell’s impact, as well as plenty of data for programmatic decision-making.