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The Legacy Of A Philanthropic Exit: Lessons From The Evaluation Of The Hewlett Foundation’S Nuclear Security Initiative, Anne Gienapp, Jane Reisman, David Shorr, Amy Arbreton 2017 ORS Impact

The Legacy Of A Philanthropic Exit: Lessons From The Evaluation Of The Hewlett Foundation’S Nuclear Security Initiative, Anne Gienapp, Jane Reisman, David Shorr, Amy Arbreton

The Foundation Review

As its seven-year Nuclear Security Initiative wound down in late 2014, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation engaged ORS Impact to conduct a summative evaluation. That evaluation yielded insights pertinent to future work on nuclear security and other fields where policy-related investments, strategies, and goals are prioritized, as well as insights regarding Hewlett’s approach to the initiative exit.

During the life of the initiative, significant changes in the geopolitical landscape influenced both the relevance and the expected pace of advancement of its established goals and targets. Rather than focusing on whether identified targets had been achieved in a narrow ...


Partnership With Government: An Exit Strategy For Philanthropies?, Colin Knox, Padraic Quirk 2017 Nazarbayev University and Ulster University

Partnership With Government: An Exit Strategy For Philanthropies?, Colin Knox, Padraic Quirk

The Foundation Review

This article is a case study of Atlantic Philanthropies’ work in Northern Ireland, where it supported three thematic intervention areas: aging; children and young people; and reconciliation and human rights. Atlantic, a limited-life foundation that has been making grants since 1982 in eight countries, will close down by 2020 and is engaged in an exit strategy.

Atlantic’s original funding approach involved supporting key nongovernmental organizations to drive and advocate for change; its work helped to support and consolidate the peace process in that country. Its exit strategy has involved a formal partnership arrangement with the Northern Ireland Assembly to ...


Evaluation At Sunset: Considerations When Evaluating A Program As It Concludes, Blair Beadnell, Holly Carmichael Djang, Jan Vanslyke, Barbara Andersen 2017 Evaluation Specialists

Evaluation At Sunset: Considerations When Evaluating A Program As It Concludes, Blair Beadnell, Holly Carmichael Djang, Jan Vanslyke, Barbara Andersen

The Foundation Review

While the benefits of beginning evaluation efforts at a program’s inception are well known, for a variety of reasons many organizations are unable to do so and instead begin these efforts closer to a program’s conclusion.

Previously reported findings from a sunset evaluation of the Orfalea Foundation’s School Food Initiative showed positive outcomes of the initiative’s activities and provided recommendations for organizations interested in engaging in similar efforts. Because the evaluation was begun as the foundation’s activities were winding down, it required creative design approaches.

This article uses the evaluation of the Orfalea Foundation’s ...


Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, Barbara Kibbe 2017 S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, Barbara Kibbe

The Foundation Review

What do funders leave behind when they exit? What is lost? Are there approaches to exits that are more effective at preserving the results of good work? Through interviews with 19 professionals who have experienced or are currently working through a foundation exit, this article draws on stories of more than a dozen such exits to fill the gaps in what is known about how to exit well.

This article discusses four areas where foundation exits present particular challenges and where there are significant opportunities to improve practice – deciding on and planning to exit, funder leadership, clear communication, and final ...


Exiting From Large-Scale Initiatives: Lessons And Insights From A National Scan Of Philanthropy, Hanh Cao Yu, Moninder-Mona K. Jhawar, Daniela Berman 2017 The California Endowment

Exiting From Large-Scale Initiatives: Lessons And Insights From A National Scan Of Philanthropy, Hanh Cao Yu, Moninder-Mona K. Jhawar, Daniela Berman

The Foundation Review

This article shares insights and lessons from a research project commissioned by The California Endowment in early 2016 to inform the planning for its transition out of Building Healthy Communities, a 10-year, place-based, policy- and systems-change initiative. The goal of the nationwide study, which included literature reviews and interviews with 30 executives and directors from 17 foundations, was to tap into philanthropic leaders’ accumulated wisdom about exiting out of similar initiatives.

In generalizing the study’s findings for the broader philanthropic audience, this article presents a guiding framework for exit and sustainability planning in the form of a set of ...


End-Game Evaluation: Building A Legacy Of Learning In A Limited-Life Foundation, Ashleigh Halverstadt, Benjamin Kerman 2017 S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation

End-Game Evaluation: Building A Legacy Of Learning In A Limited-Life Foundation, Ashleigh Halverstadt, Benjamin Kerman

The Foundation Review

This article shares the emerging hypotheses of two foundations, The Atlantic Philanthropies and the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation — each four years from sunset — about the opportunities and challenges for evaluation in the limited-life context.

Few, if any, of the problems philanthropy seeks to address can be solved within a brief, defined time frame. Limited-life foundations can only strive to move the ball down the field before they sunset, and then enlist others to carry the work forward. Given this reality, these foundations are obligated to make a deliberate effort to share what they have learned with the players who ...


Changing In Place: The Skillman Foundation, Detroit, And The Good Neighborhoods Initiative -- How Did A Hometown Grantmaker Conduct And Conclude Its Largest-Ever Initiative?, Marie Colombo, Bob Tobin 2017 The Skillman Foundation

Changing In Place: The Skillman Foundation, Detroit, And The Good Neighborhoods Initiative -- How Did A Hometown Grantmaker Conduct And Conclude Its Largest-Ever Initiative?, Marie Colombo, Bob Tobin

The Foundation Review

At work where Detroit’s kids live. In 2006, the Skillman Foundation committed $100 million to a decade-long investment in six neighborhoods. (See Figure 1, page 83.) Through this Good Neighborhoods Initiative, the foundation directed a majority of its grantmaking toward an intensive focus on changing the conditions where, at the time, one-third of Detroit’s children lived. The goal was to ensure that children in those places were safe, healthy, welleducated, and prepared for adulthood.

The initiative concluded in 2016, ultimately spanning 11 years and involving $122 million in grants, which represented 67 percent of the Foundation’s total ...


Exiting Is A Natural Part Of Philanthropy — Learning From It? Not So Much., Debra Joy Perez 2017 Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Exiting Is A Natural Part Of Philanthropy — Learning From It? Not So Much., Debra Joy Perez

The Foundation Review

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Back Matter, 2017 Grand Valley State University

Back Matter

The Foundation Review

No abstract provided.


Full Issue, 2017 Grand Valley State University

Full Issue

The Foundation Review

No abstract provided.


Oral History Conversation Teresa Smith, Cole W. Davenport, Charlie Gunn, Marissa DiBlasio, Melad Youssofi 2017 University of San Diego

Oral History Conversation Teresa Smith, Cole W. Davenport, Charlie Gunn, Marissa Diblasio, Melad Youssofi

Philosophy: All Student Work

Dreams for Change founder, Teresa Smith, discusses her company and its mission.


Oral History Conversation With Chuck Samuelson, Sulaiman Almatar, Michelle Truong, Jason Chander, Megan Strickland 2017 University of San Diego

Oral History Conversation With Chuck Samuelson, Sulaiman Almatar, Michelle Truong, Jason Chander, Megan Strickland

Philosophy: All Student Work

This was a conversation with Chuck Samuelson who runs a social organization (Kitchens for Good).


Oral History Conversation With Bh Kim And Kaison Tanabe, Grant M. McGahey Mr., Austen Molano, Dylan Valdivia, Randy Kim 2017 University of San Diego

Oral History Conversation With Bh Kim And Kaison Tanabe, Grant M. Mcgahey Mr., Austen Molano, Dylan Valdivia, Randy Kim

Philosophy: All Student Work

This is an oral history Interview that was conducted on March 28th, 2017 discussing entrepreneurship in the San Diego start-up community.


Oral History Conversation With Rasto Ivanic, Andreas Breitenberg-Scavuzzo, Courtney Abbassian, Devon Parikh, Majid Bouresli 2017 University of San Diego

Oral History Conversation With Rasto Ivanic, Andreas Breitenberg-Scavuzzo, Courtney Abbassian, Devon Parikh, Majid Bouresli

Philosophy: All Student Work

Interview with the co-founder and CEO of Groupsolver, Rasto Ivanic. In the interview he answers questions about his early life and how he became involved in this social venture. He discusses some of the trials and tribulations associated with Social Entrepreneurship. Groupsolver is a service that collects feedback from customers/constituents and supplies it to the relevant party.


Oral History Conversation With Joon Han, Lacey Hartin, Gabriela Guevara, Akira Bannai 2017 University of San Diego

Oral History Conversation With Joon Han, Lacey Hartin, Gabriela Guevara, Akira Bannai

Philosophy: All Student Work

This is an oral history conversation that was conducted with Joon Han, founder of Better San Diego, at the University of San Diego on March 28, 2017.


The Pennsylvania Adoption Exchange Improves Its Matching Process, Vincent W. Slaugh, Mustafa Akan, Onur Kesten, M. Utku Ünver 2017 Cornell University School of Hotel Administration

The Pennsylvania Adoption Exchange Improves Its Matching Process, Vincent W. Slaugh, Mustafa Akan, Onur Kesten, M. Utku Ünver

Vincent Slaugh

The Pennsylvania Adoption Exchange (PAE) helps case workers who represent children in state custody by recommending prospective families for adoption. We describe PAE's operational challenges using case worker surveys and analyze child outcomes through a regression analysis of data collected over multiple years. A match recommendation spreadsheet tool implemented by PAE incorporates insights from this analysis and allows PAE managers to better utilize available information. Using a discrete-event simulation of PAE, we justify the value of a statewide adoption network and demonstrate the importance of better information about family preferences for increasing the percentage of children who are successfully ...


Study On Children Of Seriously Wounded Service Members, Mary Jo Schumann, Erika Nash Cameron, Laura Deitrick, George Reed, Dezaree Doroliat 2017 Caster Center for Nonprofit and Philanthropic Research, University of an Diego

Study On Children Of Seriously Wounded Service Members, Mary Jo Schumann, Erika Nash Cameron, Laura Deitrick, George Reed, Dezaree Doroliat

Military

Over the course of one year, researchers from The Caster Family Center for Nonprofit and Philanthropic at the University of San Diego interviewed a total of 125 participants, including seriously wounded service members, their spouses and children, as well as military, civilian and nonprofit professionals who work with this population. The study included two phases to ensure a comprehensive understanding around the population and its unfulfilled needs: The first phase focused on understanding the specific needs of children of seriously wounded service members through interviews, focus groups, and reviews of existing research; the second phase focused on an assessment of ...


A Capacity Building Framework For Community-University Partnerships, Katherine S. Hogan, Jacqueline M. Tynan, Virginia J. Covill, Ryan P. Kilmer, James R. Cook 2017 University of North Carolina at Charlotte

A Capacity Building Framework For Community-University Partnerships, Katherine S. Hogan, Jacqueline M. Tynan, Virginia J. Covill, Ryan P. Kilmer, James R. Cook

Collaborations: A Journal of Community-Based Research and Practice

With a focus on organizational capacity building, community-university (CU) partnerships have the potential to yield valuable resources for community nonprofits, which increasingly have to accomplish more with fewer resources. Although a growing body of literature documents the success of such arrangements, both community agencies and universities often face challenges in managing such partnerships. With a focus on student involvement, this paper describes a framework for conceptualizing CU partnerships around capacity building, with efforts designed to address particular program needs as related to the organization’s capacity goals. These needs can be viewed as involving five levels of capacity building: 1 ...


Kentuckiana Girl Scouts Council - Louisville, Kentucky (Mss 591), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Kentuckiana Girl Scouts Council - Louisville, Kentucky (Mss 591), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 591. Girl Scouts’ project and event material, leadership development matter, illustrations, as well as material about songs, cookies, and badges. Day camp material relating to Camp Houchens in Warren County, Kentucky, and financial papers of the Kentuckiana Girl Scouts Council.


Dehumanization: A Case Study, Regina Varthi 2017 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Dehumanization: A Case Study, Regina Varthi

All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

The capstone “Dehumanization” is divided into three main parts.

The first part contains a brief presentation on the UN family (or UN system), showing its role through its organizational and managerial structures. All data are derived from UN corresponding websites.

The second part, “Homelessness,” focuses on the SDG 11 of the 2030 GA Agenda. In 2014 the United Nations Human Rights Council appointed Leilani Farha Special Rapporteur on adequate housing in order to conduct research on the subject of homelessness as a violation of human rights. In her report, presented at the Human Rights Council in March 2016, Farha claims ...


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