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Impact is often an elusive concept in philanthropy. What is the most effective way to monitor grants? How do families define and measure success? What is the burden on grantee partners and how might it be mitigated? Successful family philanthropies employ a formative framework for impact that typically involves a process to define the sought-after change, an alignment of grantmaking practices to the desired end-result, a strategy to monitor and evaluate progress with grantee patterns, and a reflection on how to leverage impact. In this webinar, learn how to adopt a formative approach to measurement and evaluation and explore the considerations for high impact philanthropy.

About this Series

The monthly Fundamentals of Family Philanthropy webinar series provides guidance on the core tenets of effective family philanthropy—from motivations and values to governance, grantmaking, and succession. The series equips giving families with the latest information on evergreen topics in the donor lifecycle through practical takeaways and diverse family stories that illustrate important practices. Designed for seasoned practitioners and newcomers alike, the series is available to our Friends of the Family and Partner Subscriber organizations.

Featured Speakers

Kat Athanasiades

Kat Athanasiades (she/hers) is Senior Associate at the Center for Evaluation Innovation. She brings expertise in advocacy evaluation, network and systems…

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Phil Buchanan

Phil Buchanan

Phil Buchanan, president of CEP, is a passionate advocate for the importance of philanthropy and the…

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Lisa Spalding

Lisa Spalding works with TPI clients to increase the impact of their giving through strategic planning,…

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