How to Evaluate Grantees' Financial Positions: Formulas You Can Use

As the Office Manager of a small non-profit like JFN, my responsibilities are incredibly varied. Among them are liaising between our board of directors and staff, coordinating IT between our main office in NY and our teams in Israel and California, maintaining our CEO’s hectic calendar, and of course, keeping our coffee supply well stocked in the office.

Alongside the above, I also have a level of fiscal responsibility. I work with our COO and finance teams to process all of our accounts payable files, I am connected with our banking & finance teams in processing receivables via check and credit card, and I also do some work in packaging our organizational budgets for approval during our board of directors meetings.

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Video: The Evaluation Advantage—Amplifying Your Impact as a Funder




Benchmarking Foundation Evaluation Practices


Practice Safe Stats: Tips from Jake Porway

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At SSIR's Data on Purpose Conference, Jake Porway offers a fantastic presentation on practicing safe stats: why knowing what the data is or is not saying is critical to creating ethical and accurate visualizations.

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Jewish GDP Booklet: Handout from Measurement & Metrics Event

Yesterday (Jan 12), a packed room gathered at the Robin Hood Foundation audiences to hear a discussion with Michael Weinstein (Robin Hood Foundation's Chief Program Officer) and Judith Samuels (Managing Director for the Impact and Performance Assessment Department at UJA-Federation of New York), moderated by The Jewish Week's Gary Rosenblatt. The event, sponsored by JFN member and business strategist Mark Pearlman, was convened as part of The Jewish Week's "Jewish GDP Project".

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Four Essentials for Evaluation


How Do We Approach Impact and Evaluation in the Context of Scale?

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By Dara Major, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations

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