Clare Nolan, MPP is co-founder of Engage R+D and a nationally recognized expert in social-sector evaluation and strategy. She has more than 17 years of experience working with philanthropy, government and nonprofit organizations to design and evaluate investment and programmatic strategies. Her experience spans multiple fields including health, education, community development, and the arts. Much of her work focuses on systems and policy change, networks, scaling, and innovation. Clare works on a diverse set of national and location projects, including developmental evaluations of the Irvine Foundation’s Linked Learning Regional Hub and Bridging the Gap initiatives, evaluation of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation’s 10-year Starting Smart and Strong systems change initiative, and evaluation of the DentaQuest Foundation’s 10-year strategy to unify grassroots organizations, state health coalitions, and national policy leaders through a national health advocacy network. Prior to launching Engage R+D, Clare was Chief Strategy Officer for Harder+Company Community Research, where she guided corporate strategy and supervised implementation of new business, marketing and organizational development initiatives. Clare holds a Master of Public Policy from the Goldman School at UC Berkeley.