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Inspire to Change Work Samples

Inspire to Change is proud of the work we’ve engaged in with our partners. While much of our work is private and the intellectual property of our clients, below you will find a selection of reports and other writing that is publicly available. Please let us know if you have any questions or want additional information about our writing style.


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GHR Foundation, BridgeBuilder

BridgeBuilder®​, a former program of the GHR Foundation, ​invested in the building and repairing of unique bridges between people, organizations, issues, and beliefs to promote meaningful engagement, and sustainable, community-led change.​ Dr. Nora F. Murphy Johnson was the lead evaluator for this 3-year initiative.​
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Minneapolis Foundation, Catalyst Initiative

Inspire to Change was fortunate to partner with Suzanne Koepplinger (then with the Catalyst Initiative, a program of the Minneapolis Foundation, now of Catalyst North) to evaluate the impact of the Catalyst Initiative’s work between 2014 and 2022. The Catalyst Initiative honored and fostered culturally authentic self-care practices to advance the health and wellbeing of communities in need, including people experiencing current and/or historical trauma, toxic stress, inequities, or lack of access to opportunities.


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Wellbeing Project, Inner Development Program

The Wellbeing Project is catalyzing a culture of inner wellbeing for all changemakers by:

  • Strengthening the research case for inner wellbeing at the heart of social change

  • Connecting a growing network of organizations building a culture of wellbeing

  • Accelerating the growth of wellbeing initiatives around the world

  • Convening Summits at the intersection of inner, organisational, societal and planetary wellbeing.

  • Mainstreaming a wellbeing and social change narrative

The Wellbeing Project is a co-creation of Ashoka, Georgetown University, Impact Hub, Porticus, Skoll Foundation and Synergos. Dr. Nora F. Murphy Johnson was the lead researcher and evaluator for a 3-year study of the Inner Development Program.


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Creative Evaluation and Engagement: Essentials lays out the elements of Creative Evaluation and Engagement (CE&E), a constructive, assets-based approach for learning and adaptation. Essentials is a newly revised and expanded version of Michael Quinn Patton's Creative Evaluation (1981), designed for purpose-driven changemakers working towards social justice, equity, and liberation. In Essentials, Dr. Nora F. Murphy Johnson and A. Rafael Johnson outline 14 essential strategies that help changemakers articulate their vision, define their purpose, illuminate content, identify guiding principles, craft questions, gather evidence, make sense of data, surface insights, engage, reflect, move, evoke, relate, and care, with advice on how to begin a Creative Evaluation and Engagement process in an organization or community. Creative Evaluation and Engagement: Essentials is an excellent starting point for evaluators, grantmakers, students, program officers, and activists looking for tools to bring about transformative change and create a more whole, beautiful, and just world.

Additional Writing

In addition to these formally published reports, you can read the writing of various team members in the form of short articles and blog posts on


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