Benchmarking Foundation Evaluation Practices
For foundations, there are lots of questions to reflect on when thinking about which evaluation practices best align with their strategy, culture, and mission.
How much should a foundation invest in evaluation? What can they do to ensure that the information they receive from evaluation is useful to them? With whom should they share what they have learned?
Considering these numerous questions in light of benchmarking data about what other foundations are doing can be informative and important.
The report shares data points and infographics on crucial topics related to evaluation at foundations, such as evaluation staffing and structures, investment in evaluation work, and the usefulness of evaluation information.
Findings in the report are based on survey responses from individuals who were either the most senior evaluation or program staff at foundations in the U.S. and Canada giving at least $10 million annually, or members of the Evaluation Roundtable, a network of foundation leaders in evaluation convened by CEI...