Eval Lab - Increasing Strategic Learning in the Social Sectorde Vos, P.F. , Kingsley, B., Dunn, G., Gokiert, R., Wallace, E., 2020Nonprofit organizations are under pressure to increase their relevancy and impact in a complex operating environment. Despite the push for evidence-based decision-making, many nonprofits find it challenging to make evaluation part of the life-blood of their organizations. Barriers include resourcing, expertise, mindsets, and organizational readiness. Evaluation is often perceived as an add-on or as lacking usefulness, rather than as a facilitator of innovation and adaptation. In response to this, concepts such as ‘strategic learning’ have emerged to integrate evaluative thinking into strategic action. Our poster shares key lessons in building strategic learning capacity in a community-university partnership.