Foundation Operations: Evaluation-> Program Evaluation-> Tools for Foundations
What are examples of evaluation tools for foundations?
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation Evaluation Handbook presents an overview of the foundation's philosophy and expectations for evaluation; information for planning, designing and conducting project-level evaluation; and case studies of foundation grantees and examples of ways in which evaluation supported projects.
Another resource for both health foundations and their grantees is the United Way of America's widely used Measuring Program Outcomes: A Practical Approach. This step-by-step manual details specifying program outcomes; developing measurable indicators; identifying data sources and data collection methods; analyzing and reporting findings; and using outcome information.
There are additional online evaluation materials and data collection tools and instruments on InnoNet's Web site. InnoNet's mission is to build the skills, knowledge, and processes within public and nonprofit organizations to improve their overall organizational learning and effectiveness.