Grantmakers who prioritize learning with their grantees ahead of traditional outcomes help to balance power dynamics, promote a shared understanding of the work, and support more equitable and open relationships.
In this post originally published by PEAK Grantmaking, Teri Behrens explores the difficulties in getting high quality, useful grantmaking evaluations.
This piece from our “11 Trends in Philanthropy for 2019” report highlights specific efforts to operationalize DEI principles within the social sector.
This webinar series will engage evaluators and impact investors on the importance of using evaluative thinking in social finance and impact investing.
Guest authors Jara Dean-Coffey and Kelly Hannum highlight the dangers of interpreting data in ways that reflect assumptions and reinforce practices that conceal truth rather than deliver it.
Guest author Kelly Hannum believes evaluation is key to both knowing better and doing better, but that we have to evolve how we think about evaluation.
In this post, guest author Kelly Hannum encourages leaders and leadership developers to focus more on evaluative thinking and even recommends it as a critical leadership competency.
Author Liz Gordillo challenges foundation staff and boards to ask not only, “Are we moving the needle?” but also, “Whose needle are we talking about?”
This piece from our 2018 Trends report highlights the shift towards strategic philanthropy and its focus on achieving explicit outcomes.