Getting to Impact Through Evaluation

Evaluation can be a daunting topic for foundations of all sizes. So why encourage small foundations with already limited time and money to take on evaluation? That’s easy: Evaluation is a key element for foundations that want to increase the impact of their giving.

This primer introduces you to the evaluation process and outlines each step so that you can:

  • Set the stage for evaluation at your foundation.
  • Create a road map for giving so that will help you target an evaluation.
  • Understand the five key steps of evaluation: targeting, asking, tracking, learning, and using.
  • Know where to turn for advice and advice when evaluating your work.

Ultimately, we hope that this primer will give you the information you need start on a road toward even greater impact.

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