Level Best: How Small and Grassroots Nonprofits Can Tackle Evaluation and Talk Results

by Marcia Festen and Marianne Philbin

$7.95

Level Best offers guidance that demystifies evaluation and takes into account the unique challenges and realities of grassroots nonprofit organizations. It provides a new framework for thinking about evaluation and tools for measuring and sharing results in ways that are practical, efficient, and meaningful.

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  • Find out how to develop an evaluation plan and use the lessons learned to strengthen your organization and make a stronger case for continued support.
  • Demystify evaluation and learn why evaluation at its best is about learning rather than judging, and improving rather than proving.
  • Discover a new framework for thinking about evaluation and tools for measuring and sharing results in ways that are practical, efficient and meaningful.
  • Learn from veteran authors about how to break down the evaluation process into five easy steps and how to integrate evaluation into your ongoing work.

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About the Author

Marcia Festen of Marcia K. Festen Associates in Chicago is a consultant to nonprofits and foundations. In addition to conducting evaluations, she develops policy and grantmaking strategies, programs and initiatives. She was a senior program officer at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and has over 20 years of experience in the field.

Marianne Philbin is a writer, trainer and consultant specializing in nonprofit organizational development. She has worked for a wide range of foundations and nonprofit organizations and has an extensive background in grantmaking, fundraising and nonprofit management. She is an instructor for the Donors Forum of Chicago and a lecturer at Northwestern University’s School of Continuing Studies.

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