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Getting to Impact Discussion Guide #7: What Evaluation Is and Isn’t

This discussion guide helps you define evaluation and its value in measuring your foundation’s impact. The guide highlights how evaluation can help you: Improve your work through learning. Become more effective. Assess your work in a way that’s grounded in your foundation’s priorities and values. Gather information and shed light on one issue at a... Read More

Getting to Impact Discussion Guide #8: Making Evaluation Manageable and Meaningful

This discussion guide walks you through one foundation’s process of engaging in evaluation. Although this foundation is fictitious, it represents many small funders across the country. Using this guide, you’ll explore how this foundation: Engages in a strategic planning process. Keeps evaluation manageable. Learns and improves. The guide also features relevant Exponent Philanthropy resources as... Read More

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Spring 2023: Catalytic Leadership in Philanthropy

Our highly-rated publication for members provides a wealth of information and inspiration in one easy read. In this issue: A Call for Catalytic Leadership in Philanthropy Getting Out Into the Community: Start Identifying Gaps and Leveraging Points for Change The Value of Focusing Your Giving My Family’s Foundation Entered the Policy Arena, and We’re Not... Read More

Catalytic Leadership in Philanthropy: How to Get Started

Catalytic Leadership in Philanthropy (CLIP) is a mindset and practice that empowers lean, place-based foundations to unleash their full potential to spark transformative change on issues prioritized by local communities. By embracing their unique abilities to act quickly, focus persistently, and nurture deep relationships, individuals who embrace CLIP go beyond typical grantmaking and become dynamic... Read More