Why do Foundations Use Data?

Research from the Center for Effective Philanthropy, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, and others suggest three reasons: accountability, learning, and communication. Accountability: Most commonly, grant partners are held accountable to grant objectives or outcomes. Less frequently, foundations use data to hold themselves accountable to their mission or goals. Learning: This includes learning about what strategies should work (e.g., during planning), and what strategies did or did … Continue reading Why do Foundations Use Data?