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Realigning Foundation Trustees to Incentivize Learning

We need to change the technocratic habits that prevent foundation staff and boards from engaging productively and learning together.

Current Focus

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

event Jun 2019

Transitions and Transformations for Evaluation’s Role in Philanthropy

The 2019 Evaluation Roundtable convening explored how evaluation leaders—working within or with foundations—can manage change not just defensively, but proactively…

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