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Benchmarking Foundation Evaluation Practices
Benchmarking Foundation Evaluation Practices

For foundations, there are lots of questions to reflect on when thinking about which evaluation practices best align with their strategy, culture, and mission. How much should a foundation invest in evaluation? What can they do to ensure that the information they receive from evaluation is useful to them? With whom should they share what they have learned?

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The State of Foundation Performance Assessment: A Survey of Foundation CEOs
The State of Foundation Performance Assessment: A Survey of Foundation CEOs

Over the past decade foundations have worked to assess their performance in the fields and communities they seek to address. Data-driven forms of measurement have become more widely used to judge the results of programs, as part of a broader range of information used, as CEOs place great importance on assessing their foundations’ effectiveness.

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Can Feedback Fuel Change at Foundations?
Can Feedback Fuel Change at Foundations?

When foundations make a commitment to getting consistent feedback from their grantees that is candid and comparative, they can make substantive changes that result in different—and better—grantee experiences.

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