Experience is the best teacher, which is why The Ian Potter Foundation has made available the summarised learnings of its grantees from the past five years.
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.
‘Impact measurement’— it seems to be the phrase on every philanthropist’s tongue. Measuring the long-term changes catalysed by the organisations and people using your donations seems a simple enough concept but when faced with a myriad of incomplete spreadsheets and missing data, the reality can be very daunting. And that’s when you actually know what you are measuring.
Dr Squirrel Main addressed the Generosity Magazine 'Conversations in Changing Philanthropy' Forum today about the value of evaluation.
How do you know if an art program is successful? Of course you can measure audience numbers—but how do you measure other elements like quality? Following the positive experience of one of our grantees, Access Arts, we are expanding our participation in a new arts evaluation program known as Culture Counts...
The excitement that comes with the award letter can also come with a myriad of questions. At The Ian Potter Foundation, we are committed to assisting our grantees and fostering excellence throughout the grant life cycle. So, recently we held an Evaluation workshop for new grantees. Naturally, we evaluated how the workshop went.