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Glasspockets Find: The James Irvine Foundation's 2012 Annual Report Highlights Engagement
August 1, 2013

Irvine-logoThe James Irvine Foundation just released its 2012 Annual Report. The report continues the tradition it began with its previous reports by also serving as a performance assessment for the overall work of the foundation.   

James E. Canales highlights engagement as central to this year’s report and a driver for their grantmaking in 2012. “When people engage in their communities, in their work, in their state, good things can happen. At The James Irvine Foundation, where our mission is to expand opportunity for the people of California, this idea of engagement – and working to improve Californians’ prospects to engage – has often been core to our work, no matter the program area. This seemed more so than ever in 2012, during our 75th anniversary as a foundation.”

As in prior years, this year’s report is entirely online allowing readers to “engage” actively with the content. The report features an Introduction as well as four distinct areas: Program Impact, Leadership, Finance and Organization, and 2012 Grantmaking. The report makes great use of infographic and data visualization displays by organizing information into easily digested graphics throughout all of the areas and can serve as a helpful example of how to present investment returns, staff and board demographics, program impact data, anniversary content, and social network statistics. Engage with the Irvine Foundation's 2012 Annual Report online.

The James Irvine Foundation just released its 2012 Annual Report. The report continues the tradition it began with its previous reports by also serving as a performance assessment for the overall work of the foundation.   

James E. Canales highlights engagement as central to this year’s report and a driver for their grantmaking in 2012. “When people engage in their communities, in their work, in their state, good things can happen. At The James Irvine Foundation, where our mission is to expand opportunity for the people of California, this idea of engagement – and working to improve Californians’ prospects to engage – has often been core to our work, no matter the program area. This seemed more so than ever in 2012, during our 75th anniversary as a foundation.”

As in prior years, this year’s report is entirely online allowing readers to “engage” actively with the content. The report features an Introduction as well as four distinct areas: Program Impact, Leadership, Finance and Organization, and 2012 Grantmaking. The report makes great use of infographic and data visualization displays by organizing information into easily digested graphics throughout all of the areas and can serve as a helpful example of how to present investment returns, staff and board demographics, program impact data[JC1] , anniversary content, and social network statistics.  Engage with the Irvine Foundation's 2012 Annual Report online.


 [JC1]Natasha, can you please hyperlink each of these things I’m mentioning so it jumps to the right part of the annual report for each of these.  Let me know if you have trouble finding any of them.

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