The Center for Effective Philanthropy
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\u2013 Are we selecting the grantees who can best achieve impact?
\u2013 What impact can we attribute to this grant?
\u2013 Did this grant successfully meet our goals?
Excerpted from Indicators of Effectiveness: Understanding and Improving Foundation Performance, Figure 4, page 13, 2002.
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Grantee perception surveys, grantee financial
operational statistics and evaluations, grantees\u2019
funding growth, foundation\u2019s reputation, outside
experts\u2019 opinions, changes in policy, research,
Program evaluation data, strategic review,
research outcomes, outside experts, comparison
to other foundations, comparative grantmaking
characteristics from a relevant cohort of peers
Foundation spending analyses, grantee
perceptions, denied grant applicant perceptions,
internal tracking of grantee contact, internal
survey results, benchmarking data
Senior management performance review
process, board policies and procedures, strategic
reviews, board self-assessments
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