For more than two decades, Ehren Reed has worked in and around philanthropy, always operating at the intersection of learning and improvement. He is currently an independent consultant and advisor to nonprofits, philanthropies and social enterprises—designing smarter and better informed strategies for innovative changemakers and the funders who support them.
Recent clients include:
He previously served as director of analysis and insight for the Skoll Foundation, where he helped weave a stronger practice of strategic learning and evidence-based decision making. Prior to that, he was a director with Innovation Network, a Washington, D.C.-based evaluation consulting firm, where he managed research and evaluation projects for grantmakers and grantees in the fields of human services, human rights and advocacy.
He speaks frequently on topics related to measurement and complexity and has presented at many sector conferences, including Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, the Council on Foundations, the Skoll World Forum, Grantmakers in Health, the American Evaluation Association and the Communications Network.
He earned both his B.A. and M.S. from the University of Connecticut. He lives with his family in Portland, Oregon, where he enjoys hiking, craft beers and Washington Nationals baseball.