Evaluation Methods

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Released: 05/2013

Common grant report form developed to facilitate the reporting process for grantmakers and grantseekers.

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Released: 08/2013

In our increasingly data-driven world, nonprofits need to be able to measure and monitor the effectiveness of their programs. It’s difficult to improve program services or reach without first measuring current effectiveness. This report acts as a reference guide for the tools and systems for effective program evaluation.

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Resource Type: EvaluationReport



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Released: 06/2013

This workbook from Idealware and NTEN addresses the disconnect between the tactical work of collecting and tracking data and the strategic work of defining and using the data for the organization's mission.

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Resource Type: Template



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Released: 05/2010

A McKinsey & Company white paper discussing how foundations can work together to achieve sector-wide change.

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Resource Type: Best PracticeResearch



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Released: 07/2013

In 2013, the Rockefeller Foundation funded an independent evaluation, conducted by Arabella Advisors, of 12 years of program-related investments (PRIs) made both domestically and internationally.

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Resource Type: EvaluationReport
Audience: All Members



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Released: 12/2012

The Grantmaking for Community Impact Project demonstrates the tremendous return on grant dollars invested in policy and civic engagement efforts of nonprofits through research conducted in New Mexico, North Carolina, Minnesota, Los Angeles County, Northwest Region, Pennsylvania and the Gulf/Midsouth.

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Resource Type: Best PracticeReport



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Released: 12/2014

Lessons learned in place-based philanthropy from The California Endowment strategic review.

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Resource Type: Best Practice
Audience: All Members
Funding Area: Placemaking