About Us

As a strategic learning firm, we partner with our clients—nonprofits and the philanthropic organizations that fund them—to develop their strategy and understand their impact. With a commitment to continuous learning and growth, we draw on our diverse content knowledge and deep research and evaluation skills to identify, collect, analyze and share information with our clients. Whether we are conducting an evaluation, building organizational capacity or researching a field, we work to share knowledge with organizations so they can make informed decisions about the ways they support and lift up their communities.

We work with organizations to affect positive social change on local, regional and national scales.

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We approach our work with honesty and openness; we strive to provide our clients with the very best advice and support to ensure the successful achievement of their organizational and programmatic goals.


We always apply our intelligence to every project and every assignment, no matter how large or small. We draw on our intellectual capacities as well as the wisdom of our experience to best meet the needs of our clients.


By being sensitive to the unique nature and circumstance of each of our clients, we express and demonstrate compassion and respect for the challenges they face in the work they do.

Informing Change approaches all its work—from the initial conversation with a client regarding a proposal to the very last iteration of the final product—with these values in mind. We are committed to the highest quality of work.

Social Justice

We are motivated by our vision of a just society—where all people thrive physically and emotionally and have ready access to educational and economic opportunities; where we uphold the social and political rights of all; and where we are bound by our obligation to one another and future generations to make the world a better place.


Founded in 1998 as BTW informing change, we transitioned from our founders—Jill Blair, Fay Twersky and Paul Wisotzky— to a second generation of leadership under Ellen Irie in 2008. In September 2013, after 15 years of business, BTW became Informing Change.