Our intent in this publication is to offer some simple, pragmatic approaches to evaluation. The most effective evaluation efforts are tailored to the size, scale, and complexity of the initiative under review, and conform to the donor's philanthropic goals, strategy, and learning style. The approach that you decide to take to evaluation may be formal or informal, costly, or costfree, analytical or intuitive. In the end, it is all about learning from the giving experience, gaining a better understanding of the difference you are making, and improving the effectiveness of your future philanthropic investments.

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