Evaluation Capacity Building

Using Predictive Analytics & Machine Learning to Improve Social Sector Outcomes

Resource
Publication date: 
01/2019

Using machine learning and big data from nonprofit IRS 990’s, foundation and other charitable giving, zip code level economic data, and population demographics, we can predict, among other things, which nonprofits will be financially healthy and why. Join us for a workshop with Pete York, evaluation expert and data scientist, who will share how these methods can help program officers, leaders and managers discover precisely what works, for whom and to use on-demand insights to achieve better outcomes. 

How Can We Help Our Grantees Strengthen Their Capacity for Evaluation?

Knowledgebase
Publication date: 
08/2015

There is widespread and growing recognition in the nonprofit sector about the importance of evaluation — not only for measuring impact, but also for improving programs and better serving communities. While grantmakers generally see evaluation as necessary, most are not yet investing enough resources in this area.

Supporting Grantee Capacity: Strengthening Effectiveness Together

Knowledgebase
Publication date: 
02/2015

In Supporting Grantee Capacity: Strengthening Effectiveness Together, GrantCraft look at how funders approach building capacity with grantees. Through examples from foundations ranging in size, mission, and geography, we explore various strategies for capacity building and the types of awareness that funders can choose to incorporate in decision making to facilitate informed, thoughtful judgments about strengthening organizations.

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