Partner, Dalberg Advisors

Matt Frazier, a partner based in Washington, DC, leads Dalberg’s Global Policy and Advocacy practice.  In that context, he has worked with dozens of philanthropies and nonprofits to set their advocacy strategies, launch strategies for organizations new to advocacy, and determine ways to best measure, evaluate, and learn from their advocacy efforts.

Core to Matt’s work is leading strategic planning exercises for advocacy organizations.  For example, he recently partnered with the Hewlett Foundation to set the strategy for its Evidence-Informed Policymaking team, which focuses on ensuring that good data (including citizen-generated data) is available and used by governments in East and West Africa.  He developed a long-term strategic plan for the Center for Reproductive Rights, building upon sensitivity analyses for the political and legal landscapes in which that organization was operating.  And he collaborated with the Food Research and Action Center – whose organizational model includes a network of hunger-related organizations around the United States –  to develop its first-ever multi-year strategic plan.

Matt has also worked with organizations that seeking to add advocacy capabilities to their existing programmatic work, including the LEGO Foundation, Sesame Workshop, and International Solar Alliance.  This included designing both the initial strategy and organizational model for the Friends of the WHO, a DC-based advocacy organization hosted within the UN Foundation.

In addition, Matt is an expert on the topic of measuring the effectiveness of advocacy.  This includes “look-back” evaluations of existing advocacy portfolios for clients such as Oceana and the Disease Control Priorities Network.  It also includes forward-looking MEL frameworks to help equip organizations such as the Sabin Vaccine Institute, Eleanor Crook Foundation, and GLIDE Foundation Center for Social Justice with the tools they need to monitor and learn from their own advocacy efforts.  He received a grant in 2016 from the Hewlett Foundation to explore ways of improving the way that advocacy gets measured and evaluated.  He also oversaw a “controlled trial” to measure (with statistical significance) the impact of advocacy efforts around support for global health.

Prior to joining Dalberg, Matt was the Director of Operations at the ONE Campaign. There, his portfolio included global strategic planning, analytics and measurement, grants management, and organizational development. In that role, Matt was responsible for most aspects of planning – leading internally on the development of ONE’s 2012-2015 long-term strategic plan, developing annual plans for ONE as a whole and for each team within ONE, and regularly reviewing progress against those plans. In addition, Matt led ONE’s monitoring and evaluation of campaigns and member programs. Earlier, Matt spent five years at McKinsey and Company, in the London and Boston offices. A Marshall Scholar, Matt has a BA in Public Policy and International Affairs from Princeton University, an MSc in Economics and Economic History from the London School of Economics, and an MA in English Literature from University College London.

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