Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Funders Forum - Evaluation and Next Steps

Thank you to everyone who completed an evaluation of the July 8-9 Funders Forum. We’ve heard from 17 of you about what you liked, what needed work, and who we should be engaging in this topic. We are glad that our keynote presentations resonated with you so strongly, and we understand that deviating from our agenda wasn’t something all of you appreciated. And we were pleasantly surprised by your response to the question “should this group try to build upon the forum meeting?”

If you haven’t already completed your evaluation, it’s still available online and we’d love to know your thoughts. We will continue to update the evaluation report as more evaluations are completed.

here to see the full evaluation report.

If you haven’t yet filled out the survey, please click
here to do so now.

Your insight will help us as we decide how to move this initiative forward. We invite all of you to join us on a conference call that will be held mid-autumn to discuss the steps we should take together. Information about the date, time, and phone number of the call will be emailed to all forum participants and posted on this blog. You may also
email Heather Kelley for additional information about this call.

In the meantime, we are:

  • Drafting the “declaration of independence.” This will be sent to you by the end of August for your review and comments.

  • Developing ideas for a consortium effort to 1) test and push implementation strategies and 2) build upon each funder’s successes for implementation-focused grant making.

Got any ideas for us related to these activities – or other things? Please let us know by commenting on this post or emailing Heather.

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