Guest author Anne Warhover shares how the Colorado Health Foundation is using data to measure performance and influence strategy.
Ellie Buteau, PhD., presents a Data Point about the use of information drawn from programmatic experience and insight by foundation CEOs.
Laura Olson shares how YouthTruth survey results inform the work of The California Endowment in its efforts to improve Del Norte County youth outcomes.
How Understanding Their Fields Helped Three Foundations Make Better Decisions and Avoid Costly Mistakes
Our case study, Lessons from the Field: From Understanding to Impact, provides an in-depth look at how three different foundations cultivate an understanding of their fields and then translate that understanding into more effective grantmaking.
Ron Ragin discusses data collection systems that are informing impact measurement in the performing arts at the Hewlett Foundation and evaluation trends (or lack thereof) in the arts more generally.
Ron Ragin, associate program officer for the Hewlett Foundation, discusses the Performing Arts program’s Grantee Perception Report results: what was good, what was bad, and what was changed based on grantee perceptions.
Sindhu Knotz and Mishan Araujo discuss social justice funders in a post inspired by a session at 2010 Council on Foundations annual conference.