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Building capacity for evaluation: We’re bypassing critical first steps

David Goodman, director of impact at grants management tech company Fluxx, shares his reflections on the recent Benchmarking Foundation Evaluation Practices report from the Center for Effective Philanthropy and the Center for Evaluation Innovation. His key takeaway: “The sector has limited capacity to take on meaningful evaluation. And foundations bypass developmental or formative evaluation at their own risk. Without undertaking this important work up front, capacity for evaluation practices will remain woefully inadequate.”

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