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No Royal Road: Finding and Following the Natural Pathways in Advocacy Evaluation

As efforts at driving change become more diffuse, involve more actors, and have more transformational goals, we need a radically different approach to thinking about and assessing what effective advocacy looks like.

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We believe in the transformative power of evaluation and learning.

The Evaluation Roundtable is a network of foundation leaders that aims to improve evaluation and learning practice in philanthropy.

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publication Apr 2019

Transitions and Transformations for Evaluation’s Role in Philanthropy

Building from an exploration of the transitions that have shaped evaluation and learning in philanthropy over the last 30 years,…

Transitions and Transformations for Evaluation’s Role in Philanthropy

publication Mar 2019

No Royal Road: Finding and Following the Natural Pathways in Advocacy Evaluation

As efforts at driving change become more diffuse, involve more actors, and have more transformational goals, we need a radically…

No Royal Road: Finding and Following the Natural Pathways in Advocacy Evaluation

insight Apr 2016

Oh for the Love of Sticky Notes! The Changing Role of Evaluators Who Work with Foundations

Julia Coffman, founder of the Center for Evaluation Innovation, illustrates evaluators’ changing roles in the context of her own experiences…

By Julia Coffman

Oh for the Love of Sticky Notes! The Changing Role of Evaluators Who Work with Foundations