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Next Generation Evaluation

What is Evaluation, Really?

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... Read more

Envisioning Next Generation Evaluation

Ten years ago, fresh out of graduate school, I was asked to build the evaluation function at a Midwestern foundation. Having had no prior exposure to social sector evaluation, I started with the basics: What is evaluation? Why do we need it? What can it do for my organization? As I talked with... Read more