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Evaluation in Foundations: Measuring Performance and Progress

Evaluation in Foundations: Measuring Performance and Progress

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    • Evaluation in Foundations: Measuring Performance and Progress July 25, 2006
    • WHAT IS EVALUATION?
      • The systematic investigation of the merit or
      • worth of a program.
      • Impact Assessment Operations Research
      • Outcome Evaluation Continuous Improvement
      • Implementation Evaluation Organizational Learning
      • Summative Evaluation Knowledge Management
      • Formative Evaluation Process Evaluation
      • Quality Improvement Program Evaluation
      • Organizational Effectiveness Strategy Review
      • Monitoring Portfolio Assessment
    • WHAT ARE FOUNDATIONS?
      • IRS Tax Exempt Charities—501(c)3
        • 5% Payout
        • No Lobbying
        • No Self-Dealing
      • 60,000 in US
      • $33 Billion in 2005
      • Community, Corporate, Family, Private
      • Diverse giving interests, Health, Education
      • Foundation Center
    • MEASURING OUTCOMES
      • Goal: Raise the national graduation rate to 80% by 2020.
      Only 32% of American high school students will graduate with skills they need to succeed in college or work.
    • WHY EVALUATE?
      • 70’s, rise of evaluation research
      • 90’s Government Performance and Results Act
      • 90’s West Coast
        • Venture Capital = Venture Philanthropy
        • Social Entrepreneurs
      • ’ 98 Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
      • Enron, WorldCom, Tyco
      • Future?
    • WHY EVALUATE?
    • WHY EVALUATE?
      • TWO THEORIES
      • Scientific Management
        • Taylor
        • Rationality, Decision-Making, Utility functions
      • Institutional Theory
        • Meyer and Rowan
        • Environment, Social and Cultural demands, Legitimacy
    • TOOLS AND TEMPLATES
      • Dashboards and Scorecards
      • Portfolio Reviews
    • REPORTS
      • High School Grants Evaluation
        • 2002-2004
        • AIR and SRI
      • BusinessWeek
        • “ We are unafraid.”
      • www.gatesfoundation.org
    • RESOURCES
      • Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
      • AEA
      • W.K. Kellogg Foundation
      • Foundation Strategy Group
      • Blueprint R&D
      • Philanthropy NW