Re-evaluating Evaluation

Re-evaluating Evaluation

Wednesday, August 01, 2018, 12:00 - 1:30 PM

How do I measure and maximize grant impact? What are the best measures for the programs we are funding? Am I asking too much of my grantees? What are we learning?

We hear these common questions around the Maryland Philanthropy Network table. Join us on August 1st for a discussion with a leading evaluation expert Kelly Fitzsimmons, Founder of Project Evident. She will share her thoughts about the state of evaluation in our sector, results of a recent survey of nonprofits, and emerging practices. We’ll then have an open discussion about how we are evaluating grantees’ work as well as grantmaking portfolios, and opportunities for collaboration or information sharing toward more meaningful evaluation.

About Kelly Fitzsimmons

Founder; Managing Director, Network and Strategy for Project Evident

Kelly is a committed social innovator. Previously she served as Vice President/Chief Program and Strategy Officer at the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation (EMCF) where she led policy innovation, evaluation, grant-making and the early capital aggregation pilot. Prior to EMCF, she co-founded Leadwell Partners and New Profit Inc., held senior leadership positions in non-profit organizations and served on several foundation and social sector boards and advisory committees. 

This program is for members and invited guests only; lunch will be served, courtesy of the T. Rowe Price Foundation.