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Pivoting Quickly: Responding Effectively to Unforeseen Health Challenges

Release Date: 
12/16/2013
Our field is adept at planning grantmaking programs that are designed to address defined issues and can include components, phases, evaluations and other facets that strategically promote our respective missions. But what about the unforeseen? How can funders respond effectively and quickly to emerging issues?
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Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Chronic Homelessness Initiative Evaluation

Release Date: 
09/02/2013
Abt Associates Inc. was contracted by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation in September 2011 to conduct an evaluation of the Hilton Foundation's Chronic Homelessness Initiative, a strategy designed to reduce and eliminate chronic homelessness within the Los Angeles County region.
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Resources from An Innovation in Nonprofit Sustainability: Launching the Southern California Capacity Building Collaborative

Publication date: 
04/30/2019

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How can funders address the targeted capacity building needs of nonprofits, at scale, throughout Southern California? The Annenberg Foundation and Catchafire, working with other Southern California funders and SCG, are building a regional collaborative that will focus on nonprofit sustainability in an innovative new way.

This collaborative aims to democratize capacity building support and make it available to every nonprofit in the region. Learn more about their vision and how your organization might get involved.

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Family Philanthropy Newsletter, April 2019

Publication date: 
04/23/2019

But am I Making a Difference? How Family Foundations Can Understand Their Impact - As a philanthropic advisor, my job is to help donors craft a strategy or approach, find organizations to support, and understand the impact that they’re making. While the first two take some time, they are ultimately achievable. The third is a much heavier lift. And this is more often the case with families, who are committed to making a difference, but are rarely interested diverting potential grant funds to support sophisticated (and expensive) evaluations.

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