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Building Community Capacity for Participation in Evaluation: Why It Matters and What Works

Publication date: 
01/2013
Engaging community residents in evaluation and learning not only strengthens programs by enabling grantmakers to make more informed decisions, it also helps ensure evaluation efforts are measuring the right things and builds community capacity to use evaluation data to support sustainable solutions. Explore why it matters and what works through five recommendations.
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Great Power, Great Responsibility: Grantmakers’ Role as Conveners

Publication date: 
01/2013
Funders are finding ways to use the power of convening to benefit their grantees and their communities in countless ways. Grantmakers for Effective Organizations' digital publication contains a series of ideas to help grantmakers become better at bringing stakeholders together.
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The Philanthropic Landscape: The State of Multi-Year Funding

Publication date: 
11/2012
Looking at data from 2004 to 2010, The State of Multi-Year Funding finds that multi-year grantmaking in 2009 fell 21 percent to $5.5 billion during a time when total grantmaking declined only by 13 percent. In September 2012, NCRP recalled a previous version of the study after learning of a programming error from the data source. This revised edition more accurately reflects recent trends.

Learn and Let Learn

Publication date: 
10/2012
Grantmakers for Effective Organizations’ publication explores how learning communities can be powerful tools in creating and shaping peer connections that help expand knowledge, deepen skills and enhance practice.
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Four Essentials for Evaluation

Publication date: 
06/2012
Grantmakers for Effective Organizations created this guide to help grantmakers get to the next level in their evaluation efforts and embed evaluation practices more deeply in the work of their organizations. GEO pinpoints four essential steps —Lead, Plan, Organize and Share— and includes the stories of 13 GEO members who have demonstrated effective evaluation in action.
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