Our Research and Evaluation Manager Dr Squirrel Main addressed the Generosity Magazine 'Conversations in Changing Philanthropy' Forum today to speak about the value of evaluation.
At a time when there is an increasing emphasis on data transparency, collaboration and learning from failure, understanding how to evaluate the outcomes of grants is crucial. As is using that information to inform future grantmaking.
In assessing the outcomes of over 500 grants, Squirrel has distilled some lessons learned, for the reference of other funders. Here are some of her learnings.