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Smart Decision-Making

Five ways to ensure that evidence links to decisions.

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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.

Highlighted Content

insight Oct 2019

What Will it Take for Philanthropy to Learn?

Learning leaders from fourteen foundations participated in a year-long "Lab for Learning" to experiment with and test ideas for supporting…

By Tanya Beer, Julia Coffman, Jane Reisman, Haley Millet, Aparna Rae

What Will it Take for Philanthropy to Learn?

publication Sep 2011

Evaluation of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation’s Preschool for California’s Children Grantmaking Program

This teaching case focuses on an evaluation that aimed for real-time strategic learning over the course of a 10-year initiative.…

By Susan Parker

Evaluation of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation’s Preschool for California’s Children Grantmaking Program

publication Jan 2020

Benchmarking Foundation Evaluation Practices 2020

What does foundation evaluation look like today? Is it adapting to meet the changing needs of the sector and society?

By Tanya Beer, Mariah Brothe Gantz, Kat Athanasiades, Julia Coffman, Albertina Lopez

Benchmarking Foundation Evaluation Practices 2020