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Category: "#OpenForGood" (5 posts)

Bringing Knowledge Full Circle: Giving Circles Shape Accessible and Meaningful Philanthropy
June 21, 2017

Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen
Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen Foundation’s Giving Circles Fund initiative allows individuals to pool their resources, knowledge and ideas to develop their philanthropic strategy and scale their impact.

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Why Evaluations Are Worth Reading – or Not
June 14, 2017

Robert R. McCormick Foundation’s evaluation initiatives changed the way that the foundation understands and does its work. Excellent evaluations can inform, guide, and assess programs, strategies, initiatives, organizations and movements.

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The Real World is Messy. How Do You Know Your Foundation Is Making an Impact?
June 7, 2017

In a perfect world, foundations could learn from every mistake, build on every new piece of knowledge, and know with certainty what impact every effort has made. It turns out knowledge sharing is a tough nut to crack.

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Because What You Know Shouldn’t Just Be About Who You Know
June 1, 2017

This post, the first in the Glasspockets' #OpenForGood series, makes the case for how philanthropy can be improved through greater knowledge sharing by foundations and announces the launch of IssueLab: Results.

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