Sponsored Supplements

Advancing Evaluation Practices in Philanthropy

This special supplement includes six articles that address basic principles and practices that inform efforts to monitor performance, track progress, and assess the impact of foundation strategies, initiatives, and grants. The supplement was sponsored by the Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation and underwritten with a grant from the Ford Foundation.

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In-Depth Series

The Case for Communications

In this multipart series, presented in partnership with The Communications Network, nonprofit and foundation leaders will share case studies showcasing strategic communications efforts that delivered impact, drove change, and advanced their missions. #case4comm

Increasing Voter Turnout: It’s Tougher Than You Think

In this 15-part series, election experts from government, academia, and the private and nonprofit sectors will weigh in on important questions, including: What can the social sector do to improve voter turnout in the United States?

Data for Community-Driven Solutions

This series focuses on data for impact, and highlight specific interventions that can help drive a more networked, inclusive, and open society.

Equity and Collective Impact

This series shares perspectives on the importance of embedding an explicit focus on equity throughout any collective impact effort.

The New Network Leader

This series highlights the work of seven leading "network entrepreneurs," who are generating systems-level social impact in environmental conservation, education, economic development, and beyond.

Making Ideas Move

Making Ideas Move, presented in partnership with the Communications Network, is a blog series on how effective communication has helped foundations, nonprofits, and other organizations drive social change. #moveideas

The Value of Intentional Influence

The Value of Intentional Influence is a blog series exploring why and how organizations should use the power of influence to solve social problems at the magnitude they exist.

Talent Matters

Talent Matters is a blog series exploring how nonprofit leaders have achieved real-world results through an emphasis on talent.

SSIR x Bridgespan: Achieving Transformative Scale

Achieving Transformative Scale is an eight-week blog series exploring pathways that social sector leaders around the world are pursuing to take solutions that work to a scale that truly transforms society.

SSIR x Bridgespan: Giving That Gets Results

Giving That Gets Results is an eight-week series of voices from the vanguard of giving. Philanthropists and foundation executives share how they are adapting their strategies, aiming for results, and measuring their impact to learn and improve. #givesmart