Valuing Performance Assessment

The overwhelming majority of nonprofit leaders are expressing a strong desire for support and advice from foundations on evaluations and data collection for performance assessment efforts, according to a report from The Center for Effective Philanthropy. However, the Chronicle of Philanthropy claims that few resources are allocated towards program performance measurement. Of the organizations included in this study, 39% “report having at least a moderate amount of discussion with foundations about assessment,” pointing to new opportunities for philanthropic support.