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Posted by: Strategic Evaluation on 6/16/2014

By Srik Gopalakrishnan and Hallie Preskill

Over the years, people have approached us with wonderings about what really counts as evaluation. For example, people have asked, “Is evaluation the same as research?” “What’s the difference between performance measurement and evaluation?” “Is assessment the same as evaluation?” “What is the difference between a process evaluation and outcome evaluation?”  We acknowledge that the field of evaluation (and related disciplines) has unleashed a torrent of definitions and concepts that have, unfortunately, created significant confusion over just what evaluation is and its value to strategic and programmatic decision making.

Posted by: FSG on 5/19/2014

This post by Marcie Parkhurst introduces FSG and the Collective Impact Forum's new 3-part Guide to Evaluating Collective Impact.

Posted by: Efrain Gutierrez on 5/6/2014
How can evaluators use the "story of self" as a tool to advance equity in their practice?

Posted by: FSG on 4/22/2014

Foundation Learning: The Case for Productive Anxiety

In a new blog from Stanford Social Innovation Review, Diana Scearce from the David and Lucille Packard Foundation discusses how to generate meaningful insights from the abundance of data available, with an emphasis on use-driven evaluation models such as developmental evaluation.

Posted by: Katelyn Mack on 3/11/2014

Imagine standing before your Board of Directors and putting forward a bold, ambitious new strategy for your organization. All analyses of assets, capacity, and needs are complete. Staff have provided their input and expertise. As you see it, now is the time to act.

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