By Dr Peter Grant

The company of Giving studies present pondering and surveys the main options any philanthropist or grantmaker may still undertake. It additionally outlines a primary social funding method that may be applied for all philanthropic or grantmaking programmes. crucial examining for all engaged in or with an curiosity in philanthropy or civil society generally.

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K. Kellogg Foundation logic model It’s probably easiest to demonstrate a logic model by looking at its components. These are taken from the comprehensive guide to the subject produced by the W. K. 1 It’s also obvious from both Kellogg’s and other work that logic models are equally important for recipients to help them understand how their work is having an effect. Again probably, most organisations don’t document their model or call it by that name but, at least in those that think about being effective, the process certainly goes on.

Unless the qualification is used in some way, it might just be a meaningless bit of paper. ’ question in defining an outcome; so the outcome would have to be something like ‘gaining a qualification in order to secure a better job’. 3. Where does implementation cease? Implementation issues again touch on what to also involve funders in deciding just ‘where to son why, especially if you have a robust logic not decide to cease their involvement at any model: measure and when but stop’. There is no reamodel, a funder could of the points on the • You could simply decide to provide the inputs (money or resources) and trust that everything else will follow; • You could end your involvement after measuring the quantifiable outputs which was a choice of many grantmaking programmes in the 1970s and 1980s; 38 The Theory of Social Investment • You could try to measure the outcomes of the projects as many funders are trying to do today.

3) Non-experimental direct analysis These evaluations examine only the intervention group receiving the intervention; there is no comparison group. A common example of this type of evaluation is the ‘pre-post study’, which examines only the intervention group with outcomes compared before and after the programme benefits are received. 5 Other examples of non-experimental tools and methods include correlation analyses, surveys, questionnaires, participant observation studies, implementation studies, peer reviews and case studies.

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