Evidence-Based Practices to Better Ensure Impact: How evidence helps funders determine effective intervention

February 1, 2013
Location: Arizona Community Foundation

“We are in the midst of a revolution in philanthropy. While our field might not be practicing the equivalent of doctors bleeding their patients using leaches, philanthropy clearly acts very regularly without any real evidence that our actions will make a difference. However, the rise of evidence-based grantmaking is real. It might take a few decades to play out. But that’s just how real change happens.”   – Sean Stannard-Stockton

Presenters Patsy Kraeger, Governor’s Office of Children, Youth and Families; Bethany Miller, Helios Education Foundation; and Wayne Parker, Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust, shared their experiences in using evidence-based practices.

The presentation achieved the following:
° Described evidence-based interventions
° Identified approved sources of evidence
° Helped find evidence for unique interventions
° Assessed the utility of evidence

Power Point
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