End-Game Evaluation: Building a Legacy of Learning In a Limited-Life Foundation

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The Foundation Review |

In “End-Game Evaluation: Building a Legacy of Learning In a Limited-Life Foundation,” co-authors Ashleigh Halverstadt and Benjamin Kerman share the emerging hypotheses of The Atlantic Philanthropies and the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation about the opportunities and challenges for evaluation in the limited-life context. The authors argue that systematically capturing and sharing knowledge — about programs, as well as social-change methods and grantmaking practices — can increase a foundation’s influence and impact during its final years and beyond.

This article is part of a special edition of The Foundation Review, published in April 2017, exploring strategies Atlantic and other limited-life funders have been implementing — such as knowledge-capture and sharing — to achieve lasting impact in the years after they close their doors.

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