The Faster Forward Fund (3F) was established by Michael Scriven to accelerate the professional discipline of Evalution. You can find out more about 3F's work at www.fasterforwardfund.org.
"We work to accelerate the theory, practice and profession of evaluation". Michael Scriven
3F provides financial resources to support ideas within the evaluation field that:
Show promise for significantly accelerating (not merely advancing) the theory or practice of evaluation
Are highly original, revolutionary, maverick, or ‘out of the box’ ideas that are often dismissed as long-shots, and
Would likely benefit people(s) with serious unmet needs, whether physical, social, economic, educational, or political, and/or
Will likely benefit research or practice in the application of evaluation to scientific disciplines and others (e.g., law, history, business) which crucially involve evaluation. For examples, see samples of such work funded so far.
Chief Operating Officer
Jane Davidson is the author of Evaluation Methodology Basics: The Nuts and Bolts of Sound Evaluation (Sage, 2005) and the e-book, Actionable Evaluation Basics: Getting Succinct Answers to the Most Important Questions (Real Evaluation, 2012). She is owner/ director of Real Evaluation (realevaluation.com)
Read more about Jane's work here.