State of Evaluation 2016

Favorite The State of Evaluation project is the first nationwide project that systematically and repeatedly collects data from US nonprofits about their evaluation practices. Survey results are intended to build understanding for nonprofits, to compare their evaluation practices to their peers; for donors and funders, to better understand how they can support evaluation practice throughout the sector; and for evaluators, to have more context about the existing evaluation practices and capacities of their nonprofits clients.

Pathfinder Funder Edition: A Practical Guide to Advocacy Evaluation

FavoritePathfinder is a practical guide to the advocacy evaluation process. This edition guides funders through the advocacy evaluation process from start to finish. Editions for advocates and evaluators are also available. Drawn from Innovation Network’s research and consulting experience, Pathfinder encourages the adoption of a “learning-focused evaluation” approach, which prioritizes using knowledge for improvement.