Evaluation can be a daunting topic for foundations of all sizes—at least the way most people think of evaluation. So why encourage small foundations with already limited time and money to take on evaluation?
That’s easy: Evaluation is a key element for foundation managers who want to increase the impact of their giving. Getting to impact through the work of a foundation requires good planning, intentional work toward a goal, and a drive to keep learning and improving—and evaluation is a critical tool along the way.
Although evaluation may have been overwhelming or unproductive for your foundation in the past, it doesn’t have to be going forward.
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