Assessing Impact

What’s happening with the money I donated? Did I make a good choice? Is it working? Is anything really changing? Why is this so hard?

This guide from the Philanthropy Roadmap series reviews various ways to assess philanthropic impact. It looks at what assessment can accomplish and what it has difficulty measuring. It sets out a series of questions donors can ask as they consider how to proceed with their philanthropy. And finally, it details some of the limitations inherent in trying to understand exactly how donors’ dollars are working.