1 We owe special thanks to the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation for allowing us to detail a number of its grant cases, in order to share lessons learned.
2 “Evaluation of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's High School Grants Initiative: 2000-2005 Final Report,” The National Evaluation of High School Transformation, August 2006.
3 Gary Walker, “Midcourse Corrections to a Major Initiative: A Report on the James Irvine Foundation's CORAL Experience,” May 2007.
4 Owen Barder, “Beyond Planning: Markets and Networks for Better Aid,” Center for Global Development, October 2009.
5 Donella Meadows, The Systems Thinker, vol. 13, no. 2, Pegasus Communications, 2002.
6 Nancy Roob, “$120 Million in Growth Capital Secured to Advance Opportunities for Low-Income Youth,” June 2008 President's Page at http://www.emcf.org.
7 Excerpt from Judith Rodin's “Scaling Innovation” speech at the inaugural conference of the Social Impact Exchange on June 17, 2010, in New York City.
8 Ian Wilhelm, “Knight of the Newsroom,” The Chronicle of Philanthropy, July 23, 2009.