Performance evaluation and assessment

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Lessons Learned from a Gathering of Foundation Leaders

Posted on October 30, 2003 by Center for Effective Philanthropy

CEP’s report on lessons learned from its November 2002 seminar features reports on talks by foundation leaders such as Joel Fleishman of Atlantic Philanthropies and Duke University; Paul Grogan, CEO of The Boston Foundation; Ricardo Millett, CEO of Woods Fund of Chicago; Anne-Marie Soulliere, CEO of the Fidelity Foundation; Lew Sandy, Executive Vice President of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation;… Read More

Who’s Afraid of Real Returns?

Posted on September 20, 2003 by Jason Scott, Neil Carlson

Throughout the field of philanthropy there is a growing interest in performance measurement. Critics have worried that in focusing on measurement, funders tend to support easily quantifiable service delivery work, rather than say, advocacy or public policy research, which is harder to assess. But is it really so hard to measure the results of advocacy and other activities associated with… Read More

Toward a Common Language: Listening to Foundation CEOs Talk About Performance Measurement

Posted on October 23, 2002 by Center for Effective Philanthropy

While evaluations of specific grants, or even clusters of grants, are widely used in assessing grantee performance, this report examines what information might be useful in assessing overall foundation performance. The report is based on 74 discussions, including 18 interviews with CEOs of major foundations, and describes the growing interest in performance metrics among foundation leaders and a common language… Read More

Evaluation Handbook

Posted on October 28, 1998 by W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Project evaluations that improve the way projects deliver services, improve project management, and help project directors see problems more clearly and discover new avenues for growth… Read More

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