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

Founded in 1989, the network includes leaders from over 100 foundations in the U.S. and Canada. It is a preeminent resource for information and ideas on how foundations approach evaluation and learning.


The network is based on the idea that helping people connect deeply with new ideas and with each other will speed the development and spread of solutions to evaluation challenges in philanthropy. Through joint problem solving and knowledge creation, participants join forces in making sense of and addressing dilemmas they face individually or collectively.

We lead and support the Evaluation Roundtable.

We offer resources and opportunities that introduce cutting-edge ideas and help participants to refine and deepen their thinking and practice together. We help evaluation leaders to grapple with common challenges and solutions, debate provocative questions, and develop a shared repertoire of principles, approaches, and resources for increasing evaluation quality and use.  

Recent Roundtable Resources