This Second Edition celebrates 21 years of the practice of empowerment evaluation, a term first coined by David Fetterman during his presidential address for the American Evaluation Association. Since that time, this approach has altered the landscape of evaluation and has spread to a wide range of settings in more than 16 countries. In this new book, an outstanding group of evaluators from academia, government, nonprofits, and foundations assess how empowerment evaluation has been used in practice since the publication of the landmark 1996 edition. The book includes 10 empowerment evaluation principles, a number of models and tools to help put empowerment evaluation into practice, reflections on the history and future of the approach, and illustrative case studies from a number of different projects in a variety of diverse settings. The Second Edition offers readers the most current insights into the practice of this stakeholder-involvement approach to evaluation.

Mission Fulfillment : How Empowerment Evaluation Enables Funders to Achieve Results

Mission Fulfillment : How Empowerment Evaluation Enables Funders to Achieve Results

Janice B. Yost The Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts, Inc.

Evolving Philanthropic Landscape

The founding of America through the development of the colonies and democracy was accompanied by the Puritans’ call for Christian charity to share the surplus in brotherly affection with those who had less. A practice of benevolence began and has continued for centuries in the United States as a humanitarian act of simply sharing wealth. Philanthropists’ generosity was typified by their disinterested nature. In recent decades, however, a growing donor and funder interest in the effective use of charitable contributions and grants has given rise to a culture of accountability in giving. This shift began with foundations seeking ...

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