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October 03, 2010

New Directory of Evaluation Tools

The Foundation Center and the consulting firm McKinsey & Company have created an online directory of more than 150 tools and methodologies designed to help charities measure whether their work is making a difference.

“The thought was to eliminate the need for starting from scratch and allow people to benefit from the work that others have done,” says Larry McGill, vice president for research at the center. “In some cases, that will mean benefiting from some of the blind alleys that people have gone down.”

A committee of experts, gathered by the New York University Stern School of Business, classified the resources according to such factors as the stage of the evaluation process to which they apply, what types of organizations they are most likely to help, and the costs involved.

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