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The Role of Evaluation in Strategic Philanthropy

One of the nation’s most significant funders of K-12 education, the Walton Family Foundation pursues a practice of strategic philanthropy incorporating a theory of change, foundation investments consistent with that theory, developing performance metrics as to what would constitute successful outcomes, and collecting evidence based on those metrics for continuous organizational learning. This article explains WFF’s distinctive approach.
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The Role of Evaluation in Strategic Philanthropy

One of the nation’s most significant funders of K-12 education, the Walton Family Foundation pursues a practice of strategic philanthropy incorporating a theory of change, foundation investments consistent with that theory, developing performance metrics as to what would constitute successful outcomes, and collecting evidence based on those metrics for continuous organizational learning. This article explains WFF’s distinctive approach.
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How funders can better evaluate place-based initiatives

How funders can better evaluate place-based initiatives | Evaluation and Place-Based Initiatives | Scoop.it
Jon Sotsky, Strategic Assessment Officer and Jeff Coates, National Program Associate: We and our funder colleagues make several grants in ...
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Will Obama's 'promise zone' program really help the poor? (+video)

Will Obama's 'promise zone' program really help the poor? (+video) | Evaluation and Place-Based Initiatives | Scoop.it
Presidents have launched such 'place-based' programs before, but it's not clear how effective initiatives like Obama's 'promise zones' have been at lifting the poor communities they're intended to aid.

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