Interested in Exploring Pertinent Learning and Evaluation Strategies in Philanthropy?

Friday, January 6, 2023

Guest blog post by the current members of St. Louis Area Funder’s Learning and Evaluation (FLEG).

One improvement or strategy implemented during the last year that we would like to see funders continue to use moving forward is… 


“There is a new sense of ‘strategic flexibility’ or creativity that provides enough room for organizations and providers to respond to fluid situations and community needs.”


Check out the St. Louis Area Funder’s Learning and Evaluation (FLEG) 2021 report Strengthening Funded Partner-Funder Relationships Through Honest Conversations which dives into the themes of communication, grantmaking, relationship, and racial equity from a funder AND funded partner perspective. These topics explore the changes local philanthropy have implemented since the release of the 2019 report and the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Interested in getting connected or learning more? FLEG members meet via zoom on the 3rd Tuesday of each month with member lead discussions focusing on what is pertinent in philanthropy around learning and evaluation and how to implement “better” practice. Complete an interest form here or contact FLEG at




FLEG is a network of current and former funders interested in their own learning and evaluation strategies and how they intersect with those of their funded partners. FLEG members actively seek to learn from one another and their funded partners to collaborate, align, and coordinate, collectively strengthening their capacity and the capacity of those they fund, as well as to continually evaluate and learn from their efforts.


2021 Report[PDF, 1.72 MB]
2019 Report[PDF, 89.05 KB]