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Karen Scanlon

Principal: Shared Measurement & Impact Measurement - New Philanthropy Capital (NPC)
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Karen Scanlon, is Principal for Shared Measurement and Impact Culture at New Philanthropy Capital (NPC). Karen has extensive experience leading large and complex evaluation and learning projects and is currently leading on the Youth Investment Fund Learning project —a four year impact evaluation and learning contract with DCMS and the National Lottery Community Fund, and our learning partner programme for the Health Foundation on Building the policy agenda for young people’s health. Karen is the strategic lead for the Inspiring Impact programme, which was founded in 2012 by a collaboration of funders and delivery partners with the ambitious aim of making good impact practice the norm by creating a culture of continuous improvement among voluntary organisations. Karen has a particular expertise in designing and delivering shared measurement approaches and developing strong impact management practices and cultures within organisations, and she is currently looking at NPC’s measurement and learning support offer for philanthropists and funders across the sector. Karen is an applied health researcher by background with extensive experience of applying user involvement, co-design and co-production approaches in service and campaigning activities and research and evaluation with a charity setting. Karen is also a trustee of the Charities Evaluation Working Group.