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Benchmarking Foundation Evaluation Practices

Publication date: 
09/2016
The report shares data on crucial topics such as foundations’ evaluation staffing and structures, investment in evaluation work, and the usefulness of evaluation information. It seeks to provide benchmarking data that will be useful to foundation leaders as they seek to better understand the choices of their peers and think more deeply about their own evaluation goals and strategies.
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Benchmarking Foundation Evaluation Practices

Publication date: 
09/2016
Developed in partnership with the Center for Evaluation Innovation (CEI), Benchmarking Foundation Evaluation Practices is the most comprehensive data collection effort to date on evaluation practices at foundations. The report shares data points and infographics on crucial topics related to evaluation at foundations, such as evaluation staffing and structures, investment in evaluation work, and the usefulness of evaluation information.
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How Can We Help Our Grantees Strengthen Their Capacity for Evaluation?

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08/2015
There is widespread and growing recognition in the nonprofit sector about the importance of evaluation — not only for measuring impact, but also for improving programs and better serving communities. While grantmakers generally see evaluation as necessary, most are not yet investing enough resources in this area.
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A Smart Investment in Human Capital

Publication date: 
11/2013
This case study examines the experience of the Corporation for Supportive Housing as it worked with the nonprofit consultancy AchieveMission to understand and adopt better human capital management plans and practices. CSH took part in AchieveMission's competitive Talent Initiative program, designed to help nonprofits invest wisely in their most important asset — people — especially in times of significant organizational change or rapid growth.
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Evaluation Principles and Practices: An Internal Working Paper

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06/2013
The purpose of this document is to advance the Hewlett Foundation’s existing work to make their evaluation practices more consistent across the organization. They hope to create a more common understanding of their philosophy, purpose, and expectations regarding evaluation as well as clarify staff roles and available support.
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