Advancing Evaluation Practices in Philanthropy

In recent years, the philanthropic sector has neared consensus on the need to improve measurement and evaluation of its work. Although the philanthropies they lead use different methods, members of the Aspen Philanthropy Group (APG) have agreed that basic principles and practices can inform efforts to monitor performance, track progress, and assess the impact of foundation strategies, initiatives, and grants. They hope to build a culture of learning in the process.

Authors

Paul Brest, Kevin Rafter, Jane Wales, Eric Hallstein, James E. Canales, Judith Rodin, Luis A. Ubinas, Matt Bannick, Nancy MacPherson

Publishers

Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation

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