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This comprehensive, two-day educational program was developed by experts in the philanthropic sector, and facilitated by seasoned practitioners. Philanthropy Institute: Practical Skills & Strategies for Emerging Practitioners (formerly known as Best Practices): is the field’s standardized orientation for individual members who have recently joined the philanthropic sector. The curriculum is designed to provide a historical overview of the sector, a sense of the philanthropic landscape in the Pacific Northwest and Nationally, and an overview of foundation governance and grantmaking. Please register early: the last four workshops have sold out.
Foundations use evaluation — intentionally gathering and analyzing information about programs and impact in order to inform decisions and strategy — to make sure their efforts are forwarding their mission.
Does your organization value diversity, inclusion and equity? How are those values reflected in your organization's approach to learning and evaluation?
Expanding the Bench (ETB) is based on the belief that learning and evaluation have the power to shape policy, programs, and practice and that evaluators from diverse communities increase the likelihood that methods, analyses and interpretation benefit the communities they serve.