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Foundation, President's Updates

Our Common Purpose: Reinventing American Democracy for the 21st Century

Our Common Purpose: Reinventing American Democracy for the 21st Century

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences convened a bipartisan Commission on Democratic Citizenship that developed recommendations to strengthen the nation’s institutions and civic culture.

Resiliency, Effectiveness

Resilience at Work

Resilience at Work

Timely independent research addresses how nonprofits adapt to disruption – and ways that funders can help.

Education, Character

Supporting the Youth Development Workforce

Supporting the Youth Development Workforce

Rebecca Goldberg and Alex Hooker contribute strategies and perspectives to the Journal of Youth Development.

Foundation, Education

Pandemic Disruption and Response in the Education Field (video)

Pandemic Disruption and Response in the Education Field (video)

Arron Jiron updates the Foundation Board of Directors on the early effects of COVID-19 as well as mitigation efforts by our grantees and partners.

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.