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BTW and Kristi Kimball, Education Program Officer at The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, to present at the 14th annual Grantmakers for Education conference, entitled “The Fierce Urgency of Now: Fulfilling the Promise of Excellence and Equity,” held in New Orleans, October 27-29, 2010.
Their session, “Measuring the Immeasurable: Building Grantee Capacity for Evaluation” will present the highlights from the newly published monograph Measuring the Immeasurable: Lessons for Building Grantee Capacity to Evaluate Hard-to-Assess Efforts. The session will allow participants to hear from the funder, an evaluator and a grantee about how this approach to evaluation capacity building, and a newly developed tool, enables grantee organizations to reflect on and improve their work.
Northern California Grantmaker’s (NCG) Family Philanthropy Exchange
Kim Ammann Howard and Jennifer Curry Villeneuve will be presenting to funders of family foundations through Northern California Grantmaker’s (NCG) Family Philanthropy Exchange. The session will help foundations with limited staff and resources determine how to get the information needed for evaluation, and how to assess one’s own capacity for evaluation as well as those of grantees. The session will draw on a wide range of evaluation experiences that include assessing, developing and sustaining the evaluation capacity of funders and their grantees, taking into account the unique challenges that face family foundations. The session also will include sharing of best practices among grantmakers, evaluators and nonprofits; one funder’s experience working with grantees to enhance capacity; group discussion and question and answers about specific issues facing participants; and resources to help participants transfer their learnings into action.
January 20, 2009
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
The Stewart Foundation
101 Second Street, Suite 1100
San Francisco, CA 94105
BTW is proud to announce the launch of a new Web site! Designed and developed by Mission Minded (www.mission-minded.com), the new site features updated information about our firm, our service offerings and the expertise we provide our clients.
And it’s not just a new look. Powerful new tools will enable users to sign up for email updates, subscribe through RSS feeds and share content through social media tools.
We’re especially excited about our new “Ideas” section. BTW will use this area to share information about best practices, provide downloadable versions of our reports and post the dates and locations of upcoming presentations.
BTW nforming change Director of Evaluation & Organizational Learning Kim Ammann Howard, was invited to share her experience with evaluating networks at the recent convening of the Network for Network Funders.
This group of funders from across the U.S. participated in the community of practice to learn about their colleagues’ experiences working in and through networks.
Using BTW’s evaluation of the Community Clinics Initiative (CCI) as a case study, Kim spoke about how the opportunities and challenges in evaluating networks differ from more traditional assessments.