Friday, June 10, 2011

Evaluating innovation is not an oxymoron

Evaluating Innovation is the fifth and final paper in the MacArthur Foundation Series on Field Building. All five papers are available here. If you are reading this on the blog, scroll down on the right side until you get to the "Scribd" widget - that has direct links to all five papers.

Evaluating Innovation provides a framework for thinking about evaluating efforts at innovation, presents examples from the Knight, MacArthur, and a joint effort of the Schusterman, Jim Joseph and Righteous Persons Foundations, and introduces some of the ways that communications innovations are changing evaluation.

All five papers in the series are free and available for download.

Contact me if you'd like to learn how other funders are using them or to organize a conversation within your foundation around these issues.

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