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2018 Metrics from the Ground Up DC
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Join ANDE in Washington, DC this June for two days of conversations focused on emerging practices in measurement, practical strategies for adoption, and lessons from your peers who are supporting small and growing businesses in emerging markets.

6/12/2018 to 6/13/2018
When: Tuesday, June 12th 2018
Where: Aspen Institute DC Office
2300 N Street NW
Suite 700
Washington, District of Columbia  20037
United States
Contact: Danielle Snowden
(202) 464-4306

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 Metrics from the Ground Up DC 2018


Registration for the 2018 Metrics from the Ground Up DC is now closed.

ANDE is excited to present the 10th Edition of Metrics from the Ground Up.  This two-day event brings together leading practitioners in the SGB sector with research and evaluation experts to share insights and address common challenges in impact measurement. 

In 2009, ANDE hosted the first Metrics from the Ground Up conference in partnership with Grassroots Business Fund. The goal was to have an open and frank discussion about current tools and approaches in the field of impact measurement, and to leave with a better understanding of how to apply these tools in an effective way. 

In 2009, industry initiatives were just emerging.  Despite the growth of the sector, many of the conversations from a decade ago seem to be repeating themselves.  How do we use client feedback?  How can we align the data needs of entrepreneurs and funders?  How can impact measurement create business value?  How much rigor do we need, and what is “good enough” measurement?

Recently we have seen increasing urgency to improve the rigor, relevance, and responsiveness of impact measurement. This year we will take stock of how far the field has come, and where we need to continue to grow as a community. 


We are building an agenda that is focused on interactive sessions designed to surface expertise and experience in the room.  Sessions include a mix of technical dives into specific tools or methods, and discussions of field-level challenges and solutions. Review the agenda for a sense of what is in store.

This edition of Metrics from the Ground Up will build on conversations that started in Nairobi in February of this year.  We will explore themes and questions that surfaced across multiple sessions.

For individuals, the agenda will create opportunities for you to see others’ approaches and share your own, provide actionable information,  and Inspire you to push measurement forward at their organizations. For the field, the agenda will provide a platform to disseminate multiple field-building initiatives, and create collective solutions to common challenges.

Why attend?  

“I feel like I've found a kindred group of highly intelligent, driven individuals who care deeply about measuring the impact of the work of not only their own organizations but of the sector at-large.”

Intimate Conversations. With a max of 100 participants all grappling with questions of impact assessment, conversations are focused, intimate, and fun.

Practical. We move conversations beyond theory to demonstrate real examples of what works (and what doesn’t work).  

Transparent and Open. We ask that all participants come prepared not just to learn, but to share their expertise.

Conference Venue

The conference will be hosted at the Aspen Institute office in Washington, DC.  Washington’s West End neighborhood is situated right in between Foggy Bottom, Dupont Circle, and Georgetown, and the office is a 10 minute walk from two metro stations. 

View the 2018 DC Conference Guide

If you need a visa letter, please email Danielle Snowden

Conference Fees

Members only registration

Early Bird
(March 26-April 22)

(April 23-June 6)

ANDE Member

$250 USD

$250 USD

$250 USD


not available

$450 USD

$600 USD


Important Notes on Payment

You will be asked for credit card information in order to complete your registration. 

Registration is non-refundable.

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