Friday, May 1, 2015

Foundations fall short in giving grantees advice on evaluations, says report

THE CHRONICLE OF PHILANTHROPY
By Alex Daniels

Two-thirds of nonprofits don’t get guidance from grant makers about how to use data to measure their performance, even though most foundation support comes with a demand that grantees evaluate their work, according to a report released Monday. Almost all of the 138 nonprofits surveyed by the Center for Effective Philanthropy collected information to gauge their performance. But 64 percent of the organizations said they did not receive any support from foundations on how to marshal the data they amass.  [link]