Vice President of Strategy and Program, Democracy Fund
Srik Gopal is the Vice President of Strategy and Program at the Democracy Fund, a foundation that works to ensure that our political system is able to withstand new challenges and deliver on its promise to the American people. He oversees the organization’s strategy and programmatic portfolio and institutes learning systems to ensure that the organization is highly impactful in its work.
Srik previously served as Managing Director at social impact consulting firm FSG, co-leading the Strategic Learning and Evaluation practice. Prior to FSG, he spent a decade in leadership roles in the social sector at the New Teacher Center, a national education nonprofit, and the Ball Foundation.
Srik’s articles have been featured in Foundation Review and Organizational Development Practitioner, and he has written for various publications including Stanford Social Innovation Review, The Guardian, and Forbes India. He holds an MBA from the University of Michigan Ross Business School and a Certification in Advanced Evaluation Study from Claremont Graduate University.
Funders and donors seek to measure their impact so they can know more precisely whether and how they’re making a difference. And yet the answers are often elusive, at best. Does our pursuit of impact, and precise impact metrics, sometimes paradoxically impede impact? Perhaps a different set of questions is needed? This interactive session will explore the complex dynamics of social change and how they intersect with funders’ learning and evaluation efforts.