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3 Reasons the Nonprofit Sector is Broken: How Smart Evaluations Can Bring Change

  • Aldrich 108, HBS Soldiers Field Road Boston, MA, 02163 United States (map)

Why is the nonprofit sector inefficient? What challenges does it face? How can we tell which charities are highly effective and which are mediocre? In this talk, Angela Rastegar Campbell will provide an overview of these issues, and lead a workshop on charity evaluation, a key skill for making smart philanthropic choices.


Angela Rastegar Campbell is the founder and CEO of Agora, which offers nonprofits technology to systematically collect data on their impact. She has advised major donors on their giving strategies, supported nonprofits, and conducted nonprofit impact evaluations for nearly ten years. Her content expertise includes global health, agriculture, access to finance, pay-for-results programs, gender, and education technology and she has advised clients in the US, Europe, Africa and Asia. Angela has worked at Dalberg Global Development Advisors, the Clinton Health Access Initiative, PepsiCo and the Monitor Group. She holds a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.