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Strategy and Evaluation in Grantmaking

June 19 @ 8:00 AMJune 20 @ 5:00 PM

Strategy and Evaluation in Grantmaking

Presented by The Grantmaking School

Strategy and Evaluation in Grantmaking is a two-day learning experience designed to help you develop or refine your grantmaking strategy and to develop evaluation approaches that support learning, strategy improvement, and promote equitable evaluation practices.

Philanthropy is evolving quickly, presenting new opportunities and challenges for grantmakers like you. Effective evaluation can help your foundation overcome those challenges with new solutions for your work and that of your grantees.

Strategy and Evaluation in Grantmaking gives you the opportunity to examine the history, strategy, design, and theory behind the process of evaluation and helps equip you with the necessary tools to respond to the diverse nature of evaluation in foundations.

What you’ll learn in this course:

  • How to use evaluation as a tool to promote equity and learn about strategy
  • How to leverage a foundation’s toolkit to implement strategy
  • Models for strategy development
  • Evaluation design and how to determine purpose and approach
  • How to manage external evaluation

Instructors: Teri Behrens and Elvis Fraser
Location: GVSU’s Detroit Center

Individual Registration: $1,295
TGS Alumni: $1,165 per participant (enter promotional code TGSALUM)
Group Registrations:
 $1,165 per participant (enter promotional code MULTIPLEDISCOUNT)

Course runs 8 AM–5 PM each day. Breakfast and lunch are included.

Register now

Deadline to register is Wednesday, June 12.

Photo: Teri Behrens, Ph.D.Teri Behrens, Ph.D. is the executive director of the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University. Previously, Dr. Behrens served as director of the Institute for Foundation and Donor Learning, providing professional development resources for donors, foundation staff and those who work with them to implement programs. Dr. Behrens is also the editor in chief for The Foundation Review, the first peer-reviewed journal of philanthropy. Learn more about Teri.

Photo: Elvis FraserElvis Fraser, Ph.D. draws on more than 25 years of experience in strategy development, strategy monitoring and evaluation, and using evidence to inform program development and business process improvement. He is the founder and managing director of Sankofa Consulting, in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Fraser spent 10 years at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where he was responsible for leading the measurement, learning and evaluation function within the international agriculture development strategy team. Fraser has a doctorate in socio-economics with a concentration on international development. He has served as a senior social scientist and consultant for organizations including, the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, and many foundations, and has conducted research and has published on the interrelationships among social, political, and economic development.


June 19 @ 8:00 AM
June 20 @ 5:00 PM
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