Insight

Toward a Trust-Based Framework for Learning and Evaluation

What if we reimagined evaluation as an opportunity for funders to learn and evolve as stewards, rather than taking on the narrow–and virtually impossible–task of proving that limited grants make a measurable impact on longstanding, complex social issues?

Current Areas of Focus

We believe in the transformative value of learning and evaluation.

The Evaluation Roundtable is a cutting-edge, dynamic platform for peer learning in philanthropy. Evaluation and learning leaders from over 130 foundations in the U.S. and Canada participate.

Highlighted Content

presentation May 2020

Why is Evaluation So White?

In this presentation, Vidhya Shanker, PhD, and Carolina De La Rosa Mateo, MPH, explore how the field of evaluation has…

By Vidhya Shanker, Carolina De La Rosa Mateo

Why is Evaluation So White?

publication Apr 2021

Policy Wins Aren’t Enough; We Need Advocacy that Builds Power

While getting policy wins and systems changes is important, what does it mean to center impacted communities as the drivers…

By Julia Coffman, Gigi Barsoum, Albertina Lopez, Mariah Brothe Gantz

Policy Wins Aren’t Enough; We Need Advocacy that Builds Power

publication Aug 2021

Holding Foundations Accountable for Equity Commitments

Philanthropy needs to transform the structures and processes through which foundations hold power, including how they conceive of and operationalize…

By Tanya Beer, Patti Patrizi, Julia Coffman

Holding Foundations Accountable for Equity Commitments