Many grantmakers champion the idea of using evaluation to improve grantee effectiveness or advance a field of practice. It's a worthy endeavor, but how can you make it happen in the real world? This guide explores an increasingly popular method called "collaborative inquiry." Grantmakers define the practice, consider potential benefits and grapple with common challenges. A mini-case study shows how collaborative inquiry was used to support growth in a new field.
- Creating learning partnerships among various players
- Using collaborative inquiry to strengthen a field of work
- Addressing power imbalances and divergent learning interests
- Balancing the ideal and the real
This guide is part of a series on evaluation techniques.