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How Funders can Effectively Support Volunteer-led Movements

Sector: Foundation

How Funders can Effectively Support Volunteer-led Movements

How can funders effectively support volunteers in movement building? This interactive session examines how volunteers and organizations can work together as part of a movement, highlighting a recent collaboration between Wikimedia Foundation and TCC Group. Speakers will illustrate what they have learned about how funders can work effectively as part of a shared-ownership movement, exploring … Continued

2019 American Evaluation Annual International Conference

Wednesday, November 13 12:00pm – 3:00pm: 55: Concepts, Design Strategies, and Instruments for Evaluating Advocacy and Policy Change Initiatives Presenters Annette Lenore Gardner, Assistant Professor, University of California, San Francisco (Lead Presenter) Jared Raynor, Director, Evaluation & Learning, TCC Group 5:45pm – 6:30pm: 2648: The Art of Storytelling in Evaluation Ijeoma Ezeofor, Consultant, TCC Group … Continued

Exploring Foundation Capacity: Why Does it Matter and What Do We Know: Preliminary Results from the Foundation Core Capacity Assessment Tool

For many years, the social sector has paid substantial attention to the issue of nonprofit effectiveness, and numerous diagnostic tools exist to help nonprofits assess and build their capacity strengths toward these ends. By contrast, comparatively little attention has been paid to the capacities foundations need to achieve impact. What capacities are essential to advancing … Continued

PEAK Grantmaking 2020 Annual Conference

Tie Practices to Values. Narrow the Power Gap. Drive Equity. Learn, Share, Evolve. Steward Responsibly. Across three days in Seattle, join the grantmaking community to move these ideas to the front lines of philanthropy. Together, we’ll delve into how we can put the five Principles for Peak Grantmaking into practice—transforming how grants get made. Engage in … Continued

Rapid Cycle Learning: From Program Design to Implementation

Following four decades of leadership development programming, a major U.S. health foundation made the decision to restructure its well-known leadership development programs. Rather than waiting for program implementation to do evaluation, the Foundation decided to use rapid and intentional iterative learning loops to evaluate the program strategy and design process itself. As the programs began … Continued

PEAK 2020 Online: Strategic Grantmaking: How Can Evaluation Help Grantmakers Think Forward?

Over time, the utility of grant evaluations has deepened from simple accountability to outcomes measurement—from demonstrating that funds were used in the intended manner, to determining whether or not they achieved the intended results. But what if evaluation could also help grantmakers determine what to invest in, and when? These questions are of particular importance … Continued

2020 American Evaluation Annual International Conference

The virtual experience will feature about 120 sessions over the course of four days, to be accessed from the comfort of your home or office. While the number of sessions is reduced from our annual in-person conference, you will have access to the virtual session recordings for three months following Eval20 Reimagined, allowing you to … Continued