Webinar recording: Embedding monitoring and evaluation into NFWF grantmaking at both project and initiative scales

On October 17, Christina Kakoyannis, Evaluation Officer, and Matthew Foster, Monitoring and Biodiversity Officer of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, discussed how monitoring and evaluation are incorported into the Foundation's conservation initiatives.

Webinar summary: Over the past several years, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation has increasingly incorporated monitoring and evaluation (M&E) principles into our conservation initiatives so that we can gauge progress and improve future program management. These principles are embedded within the broader context of an adaptive management cycle based on the Conservation Measures Partnership’s Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation. In this webinar, we will describe how we incorporate M&E throughout the initiative’s lifecycle, including initial design, implementation, and assessment, how we are addressing the need to aggregate project-level data to the initiative scale, and how we collate data into a graphical scorecard format for communicating results to a variety of audiences. Throughout the discussion, we’ll highlight lessons learned about what has worked and what has not in our effort to continuously improve.