Building to Scale: Best Practices for Using Evaluation to Improve Programs and Increase Impact

For the third year, the Stone Foundation convened its education grantees for a one day session to discuss challenges, compare lessons and develop strategies for strengthening their organizations. The 2010 Convening focused on best practices for using evaluation to improve programs and increase impact. Twenty education leaders from the Foundation’s four grantmaking cities participated in discussions on the link between impact and scale, the value of formative evaluation and the role of a theory of change. Education First Consulting Group helped plan and facilitate the meeting and prepared the Convening report, which provides ideas and advice that can help nonprofit organizations as they work to quantify their impact.