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The State of Foundation Performance Assessment: A Survey of Foundation CEOs
The State of Foundation Performance Assessment: A Survey of Foundation CEOs

Over the past decade foundations have worked to assess their performance in the fields and communities they seek to address. Data-driven forms of measurement have become more widely used to judge the results of programs, as part of a broader range of information used, as CEOs place great importance on assessing their foundations’ effectiveness.

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Can Feedback Fuel Change at Foundations?
Can Feedback Fuel Change at Foundations?

When foundations make a commitment to getting consistent feedback from their grantees that is candid and comparative, they can make substantive changes that result in different—and better—grantee experiences.

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Beyond the Rhetoric: Foundation Strategy
Beyond the Rhetoric: Foundation Strategy

How do foundations maximize their impact? What is the role of strategy? Is your foundation strategic? Are you? This groundbreaking research examines the current state of decision making at large, private, U.S. foundations.

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