“Impact” and “outcomes” have been hot topics in the philanthropic sector for years. While grantmakers and grantseekers express knowledge of the concepts and use both outcomes and impact to measure their successes, there is also a clear lack of alignment and understanding around the purpose of these measures. Not to mention challenges to implementing them.
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Funding and Evaluation Infographic
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