Shifting From ‘Evaluation’ to Valuing: A Six-Year Example of Philanthropic Practice Change and Knowledge Development

by Angela Frusciante

Jul 2, 2014

Philanthropy has reached an exciting moment where conversations about evaluation are giving way to broader notions of learning itself as a strategic philanthropic investment. Evaluation is recognized as important, and yet not the only learning needed – particularly within complex social- and policy-change efforts.  This article explores five knowledge-development trajectories at one family foundation and includes tools for informing both operations and program strategy.

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