How to shift the culture of philanthropy to one where funders understand they are part of—rather than in control of—social movements and systems-change work.
Like a good GPS system, signals from multiple sources—grantees, staff, other funders, and beneficiaries—can help pinpoint where foundations stand.
For a foundation board to fulfill its essential duties, ensuring that it benefits from diverse voices, ideas, and perspectives is paramount.
Global aid agencies must shift from just agreeing to “go local” to preparing development experts for the task.
To solve societal challenges, we need strategies that work, that can be scaled for purpose, and—importantly—that are financially viable. Here’s how to get there.
In this audio slideshow, Fay Twersky, director of the Effective Philanthropy Group at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, discusses how the process of collecting feedback from constituents provides a much needed third dimension to nonprofit measurement practice.
How philanthropy can support low-income families to build powerful networks and craft policy solutions that reduce poverty in the United States.
As more cross-sector collaborations gain traction, we must understand what it takes to keep them running over the long term and ensure that progress continues despite changes in leadership.
To advance equity more effectively in collaboration with nonprofits and communities, grantmakers must share power with and leverage privilege for nonprofits and communities.
How limited-life organizations can re-position evaluation as a tool to drive progress toward their end goals and measure the enduring impact of their efforts.
Effective communication is not simply about getting your message out. It requires you to strategically tap into what shapes people’s feelings and values. Here we share five principles pulled from social science that will help you connect your work to what people care most about.
Large-scale social change requires broad cross-sector coordination, not the isolated intervention of individual organizations.
An international roster of donors has dispersed billions of dollars since 2000 to address social issues targeted by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Their efforts highlight four ways that big bets can achieve big social change.
In this complimentary SSIR Live! program—part of our online series “The Power of Feedback” — Kathy Reich, director of the Ford Foundation’s BUILD initiative, will explore how organizations can accomplish more when they listen to and act upon input from the people they serve. Reich, with Dr. Susannah L. Rose, scientific director of research in the Office of Patient Experience at Cleveland Clinic Health Systems, Christopher Watler, executive director of Center for Employment Opportunities New York, and Phil Buchanan, president of the Center for Effective Philanthropy, will share their experiences and insights on how gathering feedback is the right, smart, and feasible thing to do to help organizations improve.Access this webinar