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Collaborative Evaluation Approaches: A How-To Guide for Grantmakers 

01-29-2018 13:26

The purpose of this guide is to provide grantmakers who support the nonprofit sector with practical guidance about how to take a more collaborative approach to evaluation. When we use the term grantmaker, we are referring to non-governmental funders that provide financial support to nonprofit groups including United Ways, corporate, public, and private foundations. More specifically, this guide will help grantmaker staff and board to:

  • Make the case for why working collaboratively on evaluation is an important investment of time and resources
  • Build a learning culture, which is acornerstone to successful collaboration
  • Identify the intent of evaluations so that design is driven by a clear purpose and to enhance engagement with stakeholders
  • Work collaboratively with grantees and other community stakeholders to identify metrics and measurements that matter
  • Create grantee reporting systems and processes that are streamlined and responsive and generate useful information
  • Build the evaluation capacity of nonprofit organizations to generate better data and learning and improve performance and impacts
  • Share the results of evaluation so that it provides valuable insights to internal grantmaker stakeholders as well as grantees, partners, and the community

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An evaluation guide developed by the Ontario Nonprofit Network to aid grantmakers who work with nonprofits and charities to collaborate on evaluation.