This resource has been designed and assembled by the Macro International evaluation team with the support of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation as a starter kit to promote the integration of effective evaluation into grantmaker education programs.
A template to help you get started creating your own logic model. As you fill in the logic model template, start by filling in the “problem” that the program addresses and the goal that the program has set relative to that problem, as well as corresponding sub-problems and sub-goals. Next, note any resources that are available to the program. Work from right to-left to fill in long-term outcomes, short-term outcomes, output measures, and finally program activities.
Ensuring a Cross-Culturally Competent Evaluation presents practical examples of how cross-cultural issues surface in evaluation and how to address the issues. The report showcases four fictional situations that capture some of the ways in which cultural insensitivity and inappropriateness have emerged in evaluation.
How to measure the value and results of corporate philanthropy remains one of corporate giving professionals’ greatest challenges. This report offers a review of recent measurement studies, models, and evidence drawn from complementary business disciplines as well as the social sector.
Criteria for Philanthropy at Its Best: Benchmarks to Assess and Enhance Grantmaker Impact is the first ever set of measurable guidelines that will help foundations and other institutional grantmakers operate ethically and maximize the impact of their dollars.
What would good foundation practice with solid evaluative inquiry at its core look like? Find out how your foundation can rethink the role of evaluation and turn it into a vital institutional tool.
What does effectiveness mean to foundations? Explore definitions, challenges, and tips for evaluating foundation effectiveness.
Does collaboration have intrinsic value? Explore the potential and pitfalls of partnership for achieving foundation's goals through a case study analysis from the Wallace Foundation.
Join your peers at philanthropy-serving organizations for a discussion about members surveys. This program is restricted to Forum members.
Check out the latest releases from around the nonprofit sector featuring items from the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, Center for Effective Philanthropy, Foundation Center, Funders Concerned About AIDS, GrantCraft, National Philanthropic Trust and Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers.