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Connecting Racial Equity and Inclusion with Performance Measurement in Nonprofits

To continuously improve how nonprofits provide services and support staff, many organizations are increasingly interested in adopting racial equity and inclusion (REI) approaches in their work while focusing on becoming more data driven. By measuring the impacts of systemic racism to inform systems change, internally auditing unconscious bias to improve both staff members’ and clients’ experiences, and developing metrics to measure interventions that combat structural racism, nonprofits are exploring how REI and performance measurement collectively inform decisionmaking and strategies and affect an organization’s core mission.

This multistakeholder, practice-oriented conference will bring in experts from the nonprofit sector, government, and philanthropy from Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia to share their insights, challenges, and strategies for integrating both performance measurement and REI in nonprofits.



  • Michael McAfee, CEO and President, PolicyLink


  • Shena Ashley, Vice President, Nonprofits and Philanthropy, Urban Institute
  • Robert Burns, Senior Vice President of Community Development, Citibank
  • Lindsey Buss, Senior Officer for Community Outreach, World Bank Group
  • Leiha Edmonds, Research Analyst, Urban Institute 
  • Dushaw Hockett, Founder and Executive Director, Safe Places for the Advancement of Community and Equity
  • Lecester Johnson, CEO, Academy of Hope Adult Public Charter School
  • Tracy Knight, Social Services Director, Bread for the City  
  • Hahn Le, Executive Director, Weissberg Foundation
  • Sara McTarnaghan, Research Associate, Urban Institute 
  • Clair Minson, Workforce Strategist, Associated Black Charities 
  • Sara Muempfer, Senior Associate, Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Nancy Navarro, President, Montgomery County Council
  • Lupi Quinteros-Grady, President and CEO, Latin American Youth Center 
  • Neel Saxena, Executive Director, Asian American LEAD
  • Brett Theodos, Senior Fellow, Urban Institute
  • Terrylynn Tyrell, Development Director, Youth Empowered Society 
  • Gustavo Velasquez, Director of the Washington-Area Research Initiative, Urban Institute
  • T’Pring Westbrook, Senior Research Associate, Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Jenny R. Yang, Senior Fellow, Urban Institute 


Registration will be available 12:30 p.m. and a networking program will follow the program. Send any inquiries regarding this event to [email protected]. We encourage you to share this invitation with your networks and others interested in nonprofit performance measurement.

Measure4Change is a program of the World Bank Group and the Urban Institute to increase the performance measurement capacity of Washington, DC–area nonprofits. The Measure4Change Community of Practice is a vibrant community of nearly 60 nonprofits in the DC region that convenes for quarterly peer-learning events on measurement-related topics and solutions. The Measure4Change Advisory Council is a group of nonprofit representatives who work to ensure Measure4Change content and programming is practical and accessible for the Community of Practice. 

Date & Time Friday, December 6, 2019

  • Research Associate
  • Principal Research Associate
    Colead, Climate and Communities Practice Area
  • Senior Fellow
  • Senior Director, Urban–Greater DC