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The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation has had a long-standing commitment to increasing the effectiveness of grantmaking organizations, a commitment reflected in its Philanthropy Grantmaking Program. In 2015, the Foundation commissioned Harder+Company Community Research, in partnership with Edge Research, to conduct a field scan to inform its own strategies in this area as well as those of other organizations working to increase philanthropic effectiveness.
Based on the perspectives of more than 200 foundation CEOs collected through in-depth interviews and responses to a survey from May to June of 2016, The Future of Foundation Philanthropy: The CEO Perspectivecaptures foundation leaders’ views on challenges and concerns about the changing landscape in which they work, practices they believe to hold the most promise for helping foundations reach their potential, and the most pressing issues that will influence foundation philanthropy in the coming years.
Philanthropy and the Social Economy: Blueprint 2017 is an annual industry forecast about the ways we use private resources for public benefit.
This TCC Briefing Paper positions R&D as an alternative to "traditional evaluation" as a way to improve social innovation in the nonprofit sector.
This report from the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation offers four key steps to demystifying corporate social responsibility: Fit, return, simplicity, and promotion.
This report from NCRP discusses how philanthropy can more effectively use limited resources to help reform and improve school systems, with specific focus on inequality in access and opportunities among underserved students.
This report identifies defining elements of strategic foundation leaders; characteristics of their plans, communications, grantmaking, and assessments; need to back strategic plans with logic models; and challenges. Includes excerpts of interviews and case summaries.
How can grantmakers measure if communications for social change are working? Find guidelines for measuring social change and explore case studies with varying levels of success from the Communication for Social Change Consortium.