Lovely A. Dhillon, JD
Chief Executive Officer
Social Strategy & Visionary Evaluation
Lovely Dhillon is the CEO of JODEVI, a global advisory firm that increases the value of social impact organizations by providing strategy and evaluation expertise. Lovely specializes in moving organizations to outcomes-based thinking, developing measurement plans for testing outcomes, and linking data to strategic decision making.
Lovely’s clients have included: the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Ford Foundation, The Four Freedoms Fund, Institute for the Future, The Rasmuson Foundation, and Define American. Prior to consulting, Lovely was the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Deputy Director for Strategy, Measurement, and Evaluation for Advocacy and Policy, US Program. Lovely also served as Vice President at Organization Research Services where she built and led the organization’s Businesses with Social Impact work and designed the company’s Strategic Planning business line.
Lovely worked as a lawyer for nearly 20 years, including serving as the Executive Director of the Law School Consortium Project, which received the American Bar Association’s Louis M. Brown Award for Innovation in Legal Access. Lovely was also a Hate Crimes and Domestic Violence prosecutor in the San Francisco District Attorneys Office, and led the California Minority Counsel Program, a collaboration of several hundred corporations and law firms focused in equity in legal practice. Lovely holds a Juris Doctor degree from Yale Law School and a Bachelor of Arts from Florida State University. She is a co-editor of the book, Visionary Evaluation for a Sustainable, Equitable Future; author of the Measurement, Learning and Evaluation chapter of Nonprofit Management 101, 2 nd edition, which was listed as #1 on the Amazon nonprofit book list; and author of Refining Theories of Change in the Journal of Multidisciplinary Evaluation.