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Foundation, Education

Pandemic Disruption and Response in the Education Field (video)

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Foundation, Features, President's Updates

President’s Update: Spring 2020

President’s Update: Spring 2020

Lauren B. Dachs writes about the Foundation’s response to COVID-19 in context of its concluding year.

Evaluation, Effectiveness

Strategy and Evaluation: The Twin Engines of Effective Philanthropy

Strategy and Evaluation: The Twin Engines of Effective Philanthropy

Barbara Kibbe writes about how the language, tools, and approaches of philanthropy have evolved across four decades, and envisions the future of practice.

Evaluation, Effectiveness

Toward Equity: Evaluation is Not Neutral

Toward Equity: Evaluation is Not Neutral

The Foundation supports the Equitable Evaluation Initiative, a field-wide effort to advance equity through evaluation.

Foundation, President's Updates

President’s Update: Fall 2019

President’s Update: Fall 2019

Lauren B. Dachs reflects on the Foundation’s commitment to learning and sharing knowledge as it nears conclusion.

Education, Character

Fertile Ground for Philanthropy: Social and Emotional Learning in Out-of-School Time

Fertile Ground for Philanthropy: Social and Emotional Learning in Out-of-School Time

Rebecca Goldberg writes about opportunities for grantmakers to positively influence adult practices that support social and emotional learning for young people.

Foundation, President's Updates

President’s Update: Spring 2019

President’s Update: Spring 2019

Lauren B. Dachs reflects on 2018, a year marked by external change and continued progress as the Foundation nears conclusion in 2020.

Exits, Effectiveness

Keeping What Counts: Should Limited-life Foundations Create Archives?

Keeping What Counts: Should Limited-life Foundations Create Archives?

A new essay examines what foundations leave behind when they close, and the benefits and challenges of establishing various types of archives.

Water, Environment

Incentives Prove Vital to Waterbird Habitats

Incentives Prove Vital to Waterbird Habitats

New research shows the impact of extreme drought – and of incentive programs designed to ensure that waterbirds have a home in the Central Valley.

Effectiveness

Working with Consultants Series

Working with Consultants Series

This collection of resources can help any nonprofit or grantmaker engage the right consultant to match its need, budget, and work style.