Tuesday, November 11, 2014

W.K. Kellogg Foundation and Collaborative and Empowerment Evaluation

W.K. Kellogg Foundation and Collaborative and Empowerment Evaluation

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation: Building an Aligned Learning and Evaluation System Using Collaborative and Empowerment Approaches to Evaluation

(SLIDES available)


The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has assembled a team 
to align learning and evaluation systems.

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is building an aligned learning and evaluation system. The foundation has a mix of projects and portfolios requiring a variety of evaluation approaches, including collaborative and empowerment evaluation approaches. These approaches are used to help build grantees' capacity and produce outcomes, benefiting vulnerable children and families. One component of the foundation's work includes place-based work. The foundation uses theories of change and action to embed these practices in place. In addition, the foundation is using CARES's Community Commons, and other tools, to help grantees establish baselines and monitor progress over time. Evaluation dashboards have contributed to this alignment by helping Program Officers refocus on overarching goals, as well as providing feedback on progress toward goals. Simultaneously, the foundation has embarked on an educational program to ensure the use of a common evaluation language, the availability of monitoring tools, and a program theory of their initiatives.

Empowerment and Collaborative Evaluation Approaches


Overview of W.K. Kellogg Foundation Goals:  Linh Nguyen, COO



Place-based Work:  Pennie-Foster Fishman


Theory of Change


Place-based Work:  Tony Berkley


Community Commons: Data Management Tools 
(draw neighborhood to find characteristics)


Data Management System:  Kimberly James


Webinar and Face-to-Face Evaluation Training:  David Fetterman



The crowd filled the room and flowed out into the hallways.


For a copy of the slides select SLIDES or go to the AEA e-library.










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