Thought Partners for
Social Innovators

The ORS Impact team has earned a global reputation for leadership, insight and innovation. We work collaboratively with our clients, bringing our distinctive expertise in planning, measurement and evaluation to their most vexing challenges.

Leonor Robles , MPA

Senior Consultant


Leonor comes to work every day because of the possibility of helping great organizations have an even greater positive impact. She enjoys serving as a thought partner to clients working through the “messy middle” of theory of change work or the implications of data on strategy, and relishes the challenge of developing frameworks to make complex concepts such as system change, concrete and measurable. Leonor is a deep thinker and naturally creative – those qualities combine in her ability to make insightful meaning from complex data and present it in a way that is both understandable and visually appealing.

While Leonor joined ORS Impact in 2012, she initially moved to Seattle from Puerto Rico to work with an organization catalyzing financial services for the poor in developing countries. Prior to that, she had been consulting with nonprofit organizations to strengthen their evaluation capacity, including an eight-month stretch in La Paz, Bolivia with CARE. Before earning her Masters, she worked for several years at a well-known branding and design firm.

Leonor holds a Masters in Public Administration from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, CA, and a Bachelors in American Ethnic Studies from The Colorado College in Colorado Springs.

Born and raised in Topeka, Kansas, Leonor developed an early love for science and travel. Now, in the Pacific Northwest, she has developed a greater love for the outdoors and enjoys spending time in the garden and playing with her young daughter when the weather is nice and eating up whatever goodies her husband is creating in the kitchen when it’s not.

Sample Projects:

  • Evaluation partner for Packard Foundation Local Grantmaking Program’s Nonprofit Breakthrough Fund Strategy and Evaluation Planning
  •  Evaluation partner for Gates Foundation Housing and Education Partnership Evaluation
  • Evaluation partner for Kellogg Foundation Strong and Effective Sector Portfolio and Technical Assistance using a Racial Equity Lens
  • Evaluation partner for Trust for Public Land’s Community Futures Program Theory of Change Development and Evaluation Planning
  • Evaluation partner for Hewlett Foundation Deeper Learning Communications Evaluation 

Publications:

  • Beyond the Win: Pathways for Policy Implementation