Hallie Preskill introduces Next Generation Evaluation.
Drawing from literature and research, as well as more than a dozen interviews with foundation leaders, evaluation practitioners, and social sector thought leaders, this learning brief kicked off the conversation around Next Generation Evaluation characteristics and approaches.
- A number of recent changes have created the need for the social sector to learn more effectively, including philanthropic innovations, different rules of interaction, and the proliferation of digital infrastructure.
- Recognizing that these trends constitute a fundamental change to the context in which evaluation operates led us to try to understand how social sector organizations think about and practice evaluation differently.
- 6 characteristics unite the social sector’s most promising efforts to expand its practice of evaluation, as well as 3 game-changing approaches.