Toward a Common Language: Listening to Foundation CEOs and Other

Source: 
Center for Effective Philanthropy

Date

2002

Case Study Sector

Management

While evaluations of specific grants, or even clusters of grants, are widely used in assessing grantee performance, this report examines what information might be useful in assessing overall foundation performance. The report is based on 74 discussions, including 18 interviews with CEOs of major foundations, and describes the growing interest in performance metrics among foundation leaders and a common language for thinking about overall performance.

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Keyword

  • Evaluation
  • Strategy

Region

  • Northern America

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