Challenges in Evaluation

By Shale Stiller

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), Spring 2009

Effective evaluation of philanthropic contributions is necessary in understanding the value of a given grant, but is very expensive and complex, demanding resources few are willing to devote. Nevertheless, philanthropists strive to do the best job they can do, and that requires resolve in seeking out the best information available. In developing an approach to reasonable and effective evaluation, philanthropists should remember that there is no absolute truth to effective funding, though they can always seek out more information from experts and reading material that they might ordinarily ignore. By engaging in their work with "passionate curiosity," funders will be able to more excellently accomplish the goals they set out to achieve.

Topic: Management and Administration, Organizational Development, Philanthropy and Fundraising, Development, Foundations, Fundraising and Philanthropy

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Gail Naron

Volume/Issue: Vol.84/no.1/2

Page Number(s): 146-149

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Genre: Speech

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Stiller, Shale. Challenges in Evaluation. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). Spring 2009: 146-149. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4128


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