Evaluation 2016: Evaluation + Design

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Harnessing the Power of Partnerships: How the Funder-Grantee Relationship Impacts Program and Evaluation Design in Nonprofit Settings

Session Number: 1876
Track: Nonprofit and Foundations
Session Type: Think Tank
Tags: funder-grantee collaboration, Grants, non-profits
Session Facilitator: Laura Beals [Director of Evaluation - Jewish Family & Children's Service]
First Author or Discussion Group Leader: Catherine Dun Rappaport [Vice President, Learning, Research and Analytics - United Way of Mass Bay]
Second Author or Discussion Group Leader: Rebekah Levin [Director of Evaluation and Learning - McCormick Foundation]
Third Author or Discussion Group Leader: Cindy Banyai, 46976 [Principal Consultant - Banyai Evaluation & Consulting, LLC]
Fourth Author or Discussion Group Leader: Rakesh Mohan [Director, Office of Performance Evaluations - Idaho State Legislature]
Time: Oct 27, 2016 (07:00 AM - 07:45 AM)
Room: A602

Audience Level: All Audiences

Session Abstract: 

The funder-grantee relationship can be a powerful partnership that influences program and evaluation design. In this session, we will first explore how success is defined in the context of the funder-grantee relationship. Then, each presenter will share a powerful example of a successful, or unsuccessful, relationship, providing pragmatic reflections on what made it success or failure. This Think Tank session—facilitated by professionals from a broad range of backgrounds, including nonprofit executive, foundation staff, independent evaluator, and government staff—will engage participants in a discussion of a series of questions on the topic, concluding with a call to action. 


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