Dear NTEN Colleagues,Here's an article I wrote for the Foundation Center's GrantSpace blog:
"The Power of Dialogue about Nonprofit Data and Evaluation"
https://grantspace.org/resources/blog/the-power-of-dialogue-about-nonprofit-data-and-evaluation/I'd love to have your feedback about the five recommendations that I have made in this article.Many thanks and best regards from DeborahDeborah Elizabeth FinnStrategist and Consultant292 Newbury Street #275Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USAMobile phone: 1-617-504-8188Voicemail: 1-617-958-1959Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgWeb site: http://www.deborahelizabethfinn.comLinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/deborah909Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Deborah.Elizabeth.FinnSkype: Deborah909Twitter: Deborah909I'm a strategist and consultant who brings resources and needs together for nonprofits and philanthropies, mostly through strategic use of information and communication technologies.
Thank you for this write-up, Deborah. This bringing together of funders and grant recipients/seekers for dialogue specifically about data and evaluation makes a lot of sense and continues to be needed. The three final points resonated with me a lot:
There is a long history of well-intentioned but misguided efforts in the name of service, and awareness (individual and collective) about power, privilege and bias go a long way in ensuring we in the nonprofit sector do more good than harm. Thank you again for sharing.
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