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The Power of Peer-Driven Change: Applied Participatory Approaches for Peer Learning and Community-Led Impact Evaluation

Jessica Newfield July 12, 2022

One approach to achieving social impact is “when people experiencing poverty imagine and create their own initiatives for improving their lives.” – The Bridgespan Group. FutureProof Studio presents a 90-mins hands-on workshop on participatory approaches for Peer-Driven Change. This workshop showcases our learnings from 10+ years of social innovation experience working in 25+ countries and with clients such as MIT D-Lab, UNDP Mexico and WWF. The workshop will share insights and tools from our M&E work with the UN Development Program focused on empowering communities by equipping them with the decision-making power to develop community-led ways of addressing the SDGs.



Meta Themes

  • Deliver Equity and Inclusion


Power and Capital, Peer Learning

Purpose and Desired Outcome

We believe peer-driven change approaches have the ability to shift philanthropic decision-making structures and increase the decision-making power at the community level by strategically centering communities in the design, implementation, and evaluation processes by leveraging their experience, knowledge, and peer networks. The desired outcome for our workshop is that participants will better understand participatory and peer-driven change approaches in social innovation that put people and communities at the center of decision-making.


  • Allocators (Family Offices, HNW Individuals, Foundations)

  • Government

  • Accelerators & Incubators

  • Service Providers

  • Academia


  • NameJessica
  • TitleNewfield
  • OrganizationFutureProof Studio
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  • NameJeffrey
  • TitleProst-Greene
  • OrganizationFutureProof Studio
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