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.
This course gives you the opportunity to examine the history, strategy, design, and theory behind the process of programmatic and strategy evaluation and helps equip you with the necessary tools to respond to the diverse nature of evaluation in foundations.
In this course, we’ll cover:
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 Ph.D. and Elvis Fraser Ph.D. Location: GVSU’s Detroit Center in Detroit, Mich.
Individual Registration: $950 TGS Alumni / Group Registrations: $865 per participant
Course runs 8 a.m.–5 p.m. each day. Breakfast & lunch are included both days.
Teresa (Teri) Behrens is the executive director of the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University and the editor in chief of The Foundation Review. Previously, Teri served as director of strategy and programs and director of the Institute for Foundation and Donor Learning at the Johnson Center. Prior to joining the Johnson Center in 2009, she served as director of evaluation for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, providing leadership for the foundation’s overall evaluation program. Learn more about Teri.
Elvis 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.