Adaptation in philanthropy is easier said than done. It requires funders to embrace a new way of thinking and acting. Philanthropy, moreover, lacks the kind of market-based feedback system that drives adaptation in the for-profit world. But the value of pursuing more adaptive approaches to philanthropy has become more salient in recent years. The Linked Learning initiative in California, we believe, offers useful insight into how adaptive philanthropy occurs in practice.

Linked Learning is a...

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