Learning and Evaluation
So you want to become a more intentional learning organization? For those who are building out a new learning and evaluation function at their foundation, Benchmarking Foundation Evaluation Practices, the new research report from the Center for Effective Philanthropy and Center for Evaluation Innovation, is a welcome resource.
I’m one year into leading The Kresge Foundation’s build out of its strategic learning, evaluation, and research practice, and I’m learning a lot. Reflecting back on my first year leading this work, and in light of the new data in this research, what advice would I give to those who are beginning this organizational change journey? Here are some thoughts:
This new report is a great gift to newcomers in the learning and evaluation field in philanthropy because it offers insight on where we are today — and suggests future-focused aspirations. Welcome!
Chera Reid is director of strategic learning, research and evaluation at The Kresge Foundation.