How can organizations increase college readiness, access, and persistence?


How can philanthropies build applicants’ skills and strengthen the quality of their proposals?


How can cross-sector partnerships improve educational outcomes?


How can diverse partnerships build career pathways in their communities?

Equal Measure partners with foundations, nonprofits, and government organizations to advance social change. We guide clients along a journey of strategy, learning, and impact to help those who “do good” do even better.

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We are trusted partners. We elevate insights that move fields and improve outcomes.

Fueling change.

We are social innovators. We help translate good ideas into powerful change strategies.

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Our Commitment toDiversity, Equity, and Inclusion

For more than 30 years, Equal Measure has worked in a mosaic of communities to elevate insights, shape social investments, and fuel sustainable social change. These experiences have forged our deeply ingrained organizational commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), which we consider a journey with our team, client, and social sector colleagues.

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Chantias Ford

Research Associate, New Connections

I am passionate about fostering systems change, especially through improving educational attainment and livability standards in marginalized communities.
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News Blog: A Strategic Evolution at Equal Measure

Informed by insights from our current and former clients, peers in the social sector, Wellspring Consulting, and our team, Equal Measure has embarked on a refinement of our strategic direction – what we call a “journey of strategy, learning, and impact.”

From the Field

How well does philanthropy account for risk in the projects that it funds?

Foundations and nonprofits both have experience to share on this important topic. Open Road Alliance and Harder+Company Community Research are fielding an online survey about risk and contingency funding, and they need our help. Please take a few minutes today to share your experience – for foundations or for nonprofits.

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