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Ramping Up for High-Impact Philanthropy Toolkit

This toolkit is for seasoned donors, donor advised fund holders, foundation trustees, and staff who are taking steps to significantly ramp up the impact of their giving. No longer content with just “making good grants” or “doing good things for the community,”  you have taken a fresh look at your goals, strategies, and outcomes and... Read More

Foundation Operations and Management Report

Use this report as a guide when making operational decisions at your foundation with benchmarking data on boards and governance, grantmaking, investments, staff compensation, and more. Based on our annual Operations and Management Survey of foundation members, this unique benchmarking tool gives powerful insight into the grantmaking and operations of small-staffed foundations in the United States.... Read More

Webinar Recording
Journeys to Equity

We invite you to join us to explore the different approaches lean funders can take to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in your work. Hear from peers about what their journey has been like, and reflect on how to adopt these practices to amplify your impact. Our goal is that you leave this program inspired... Read More

Spotlight Report
How Lean Funders Evaluate
Their Work

To highlight the current state of lean funder evaluation, this report provides an overview of the evaluation methods funders use most often, what they find most useful, how those techniques play out in practice, and how funders use evaluation information to support their work. This report expands on data presented in Exponent Philanthropy’s 2020 Foundation... Read More