Blog

Topic: “Impact and Evaluation”

How You Can Discern and Inspire Promising New Ideas—Before Anyone Else

Many foundations avoid being the first funder of new initiatives. For the Blackstone Ranch Institute, being first-in is often the ultimate sweet spot. For over a decade, our foundation has been placing early philanthropic investments in a broad range of new initiatives in the environment and sustainability fields. Very often they have been the first... Read More

Webinar Recording
Funders are changing their approaches in response to COVID-19. What’s going to stick?

In April, Exponent Philanthropy and PEAK Grantmaking both surveyed their members to learn how they’ve adjusted their funding approaches in response to COVID-19. Join Melissa Sines, Programs and Knowledge Director at PEAK Grantmaking, and Brendan McCormick, Manager, Research and Education at Exponent Philanthropy, for a discussion on their different survey results.  Read More

Lean Funders Are Adjusting Grantmaking and Operations to Respond to COVID-19: Week of May 11

On Friday, May 8, Exponent Philanthropy hosted another live discussion for lean funders to share how they’re responding to COVID-19. We’ll continue hosting these discussions every Friday at 2 p.m. EST to give all lean funders the opportunity to connect around their responses. We are also compiling COVID-19 information and resources relevant to lean funders. Lean funders are responding to... Read More

Webinar Recording
Effectively Partnering with Philanthropy Consultants: How Lean Funders Can Enhance Impact and Extend Their Team

Lean funders learn to hit above their weight class in many ways, including partnering at the “right time” with the “right philanthropic consultant.” Hear the story of growth and evolution of The Carl and Roberta Deutsch Foundation’s HALO Award program and how this was made possible through an intentional partnership with its philanthropic consultant, Blue... Read More