Ropes-Evaluation and Stewardship

According to Urrutia, evaluating programs initially is very difficult, usually the results only become evident with time. In the short run donors are given quantitative data such as the number of jobs created or the improvement in grade point averages, but Urrutia realizes that this is not the complete picture of the program's impact. According to Urrutia, the best way to evaluate programs is to evaluate them after they have had time to make a full impact. To evaluate how school attendance had improved three years after the implementation of a program to lower truancy a comparison could be done of the number of students who dropped out that year and how that number has changed since the program was begun.

The last part of the process, stewardship is very important to he Foundation. They show great responsible in the use of gifts they receive by keeping in mind their donors desires without compromising their own. They are constantly nurturing relationships and seeking to create new ones. They value reciprocity by keeping their donor's desires in mind throughout the process. They both recognize and thank their donors and try to keep communication lines open. These efforts in turn bring them back to the beginning of the fund-raising process whereby connections are fostered and information is gathered.