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Getting to Impact Discussion Guide #2: Why Defining Your Focus Is Critical

This discussion guide helps you understand the benefits of focusing your foundation’s giving. It also offers tips for choosing a focus based on consensus, which is a critical step for achieving greater impact. The topics covered in this guide include: Five reasons to define a focus. Focusing with greater ease. Settling on a focus. The... Read More

Take a Step Back and Think About Your Impact

This spring in Minneapolis, a group of funders met at the Minneapolis Jewish Federation to learn about updates to their grants management software and step back to think about their impact. As we started to talk about impact, I was asked the two questions I hear in almost every discussion on the subject: What is... Read More

Getting to Impact Through Evaluation

Even on the smallest scale, evaluation can: Provide information for decision making. Measure progress and motivate your board and staff. Help you to be as effective as possible with limited resources. Help you to be transparent and credible. Help you to learn, plan, and improve all aspects of your work. Set the stage If you... Read More

Convince Your Board to Pursue Greater Impact

If we’re not actively pursuing real impact with everything we’ve got, we’re simply processing paper and redistributing assets. Why settle for that when we can see and participate in real change? —Emily Hull-Parsons, The William McCaskey Chapman & Adaline Dinsmore Chapman Foundation I bet you’re convinced that your foundation can accomplish more with its giving,... Read More

Let’s Be Candid About Board Succession Planning

Joe Wilson, founder of the Xerox Corporation, and his wife, Peggy, formed the Wilson Foundation in 1963. A few years ago, we engaged in strategic planning to revisit our giving priorities. At the time, our board had 24 members that spanned three generations, and were spread across the country. In order to achieve our impact... Read More