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This webinar provides an in-depth look at how one foundation applied the Blue Marble Evaluation principles to their work.
GHR Foundation, an independent foundation based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, exists to be of service to people and their limitless potential for good. In 2016, the global call from Pope Francis to “build bridges, not walls” spurred GHR to design its BridgeBuilder® Challenge initiative as a means to incentivize creative social-change solutions that bridge peace, prosperity and planet among people, organizations, issues and beliefs to promote meaningful engagement and sustainable, community-led change. The Foundation funded the initiative for three years at $1M per year in partnership with OpenIDEO.
Blue Marble Evaluation calls us to “apply whole-Earth, big-picture thinking to all aspects of systems change.” BridgeBuilder recognizes that responding to global challenges like climate change and inequality require a more interconnected approach to grantmaking.
In this webinar we explore the convergence between the BridgeBuilder guiding principles and Blue Marble’s operating principles. Specifically, we look at where a Blue Marble approach complements or adds depth to GHR’s principles, as well as where GHR’s principles can enhance and inform how a Blue Marble approach is implemented. We also use this webinar as an opportunity to highlight challenges and opportunities in implementing Blue Marble Evaluation in a real-world example.
The webinar is based on a recent case study, available here: https://bluemarbleeval.org/case-studies/principles-driven-responsive-ph…