The Ian Potter Foundation's Evaluator Pool is open

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We are issuing our annual call for evaluators interested in being listed in The Ian Potter Foundation’s Evaluator Pool (TIPFEP). We use TIPFEP to recommend evaluators to our grantees with the objective of producing high-quality evaluation reports that will lead to projects leveraging ongoing funding (from government, social enterprise or other foundations).

Since 1964, The Ian Potter Foundation has contributed over $250 million to thousands of projects that respond decisively to key issues and develop our creativity and capacity as a nation.

Based in Melbourne, the Foundation makes grants nationally to support charitable organisations that encompass a broad range of endeavours, including:

  • Arts
  • Community Wellbeing
  • Education
  • Environment & Conservation
  • Health & Disability
  • Medical Research
  • Science

The Foundation also manages the Alec Prentice Sewell Gift which makes grants through the Education, Community Wellbeing and Arts program areas.

While each program area has its own grant-making priorities and objectives, the Foundation’s general principles are to fund prevention rather than cure, and to support and encourage excellence. We also look for innovative solutions and ideas, and assess the long-term sustainability of the projects we support.

As such, many of the projects that we fund are evaluated. To this end, we are issuing our annual call for evaluators interested in being listed in The Ian Potter Foundation’s Evaluator Pool (TIPFEP). We use TIPFEP to recommend evaluators to our grantees with the objective of producing high-quality evaluation reports. While we welcome applications across all our areas, current needs are particularly high in the areas of disability employment, financial literacy and fellowship/internship programs.

Ultimately, we may ask grantees to use only TIPFEP evaluators, but at this point we simply wish to be able to make recommendations. 

If you are already on TIPFEP 2016, there is no need to re-apply. You will remain on the pool unless personally notified.

If you are interested in submitting your details for inclusion in the 2017 TIPFEP Evaluator's Pool, please follow these instructions and submit by Monday, 3 April 2017, 5:00pm.  

We will announce the TIPFEP 2017 list on Tuesday, 1 August 2017.

Limited feedback may be provided upon request, and evaluators whose work is not chosen in 2017 will be welcome to re-apply with new material in subsequent years.

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