Join GWP and PEAK Grantmaking for this interactive and practical exploration of streamlining principles and practices. We will review Project Streamline’s research on what matters most to grantmakers and grantseekers and discuss specific strategies and practical ideas for overcoming common barriers, resistance to change, and making streamlining changes in your own organization.
The report shares data on crucial topics such as foundations’ evaluation staffing and structures, investment in evaluation work, and the usefulness of evaluation information. It seeks to provide benchmarking data that will be useful to foundation leaders as they seek to better understand the choices of their peers and think more deeply about their own evaluation goals and strategies.
This guide by Jonathan Peizer, president of Internaut Consulting, provides tips for evaluating technology grant proposals.
In this report, the Colorado Trust and Innovation Network chronicle the Trust's strategy for funding advocacy and provide a strategic evaluation for their successes and failures.
Drawing from a review of best practices, interviews and examples from a variety of case studies, this paper addresses why philanthropists think about evaluation, gives an overview of the major trends and practices in evaluation, and provides suggestions on how philanthropists can make evaluation effective for their work.
This report from the Center for Effective Philanthropy finds that grantees do not view the reporting and evaluation requirements of grantmakers of particular value in strengthening their organizations and programs.
This study finds that foundations responded to the economic crisis in a targeted and timely manner, with grants directed toward communities with the most need.
Funders are making significant changes in their work because of grantee feedback, the Center for Effective Philanthropy says. In general the intensity of change made by funders in 2009 increased most noticeably in the areas of communications with grantees, attitudes toward working with grantees, provision of assistance beyond the check and grantmaking processes.
What would good foundation practice with solid evaluative inquiry at its core look like? Find out how your foundation can rethink the role of evaluation and turn it into a vital institutional tool.