Spotlight Reports

Exponent Philanthropy’s Spotlight Reports shine a light on our members’ practices. Grounded in research, survey data, and interviews with funders, these reports highlight some of the strongest approaches within lean philanthropy.

COVID-19: How Have Funders Changed Their Approach & What Will Stick?

In April, Exponent Philanthropy and PEAK Grantmaking each fielded a survey to see how our respective communities of funders were responding to the impact of COVID-19 on their communities, grantees, and internal operations and processes. This report shares our findings.

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.