Document Type

Report

Publication Date

1-2019

Keywords

Evaluation, foundations, non-profit, performance measurement, philanthropy

Abstract

The Data Innovation Project undertook this project to better understand foundations’ expectations of grantees in terms of performance measures and outcomes as outlined in their grant applications. Over the past two years, the Data Innovation Project has engaged with over 250 Maine nonprofits who are navigating the data reporting requirements of a diverse portfolio of funders with varying degrees of success and challenges. This paper looks more closely at how the important relationship between foundations and nonprofits may benefit from increased understanding and clarity around measurement approaches so that both dollars and efforts lead to meaningful and measureable results across the state, and ultimately enhance the health and well‐being of all Mainers.

Funding Organization or Grant

Maine Economic Improvement Fund

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