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Getting to Impact Through Planning

All foundation leaders have one thing in common: the desire to make a difference. But achieving impact requires good planning, intentional work, and a drive to keep learning and improving. This primer will help you undertake a thoughtful planning process that answers two important questions: What do we want to accomplish with our limited resources,... Read More

Recruiting Foundation Board Members: How to Find the Right People

One of the most important decisions you will make for your foundation is selecting your board members. The people you choose will help shape your foundation’s future and influence its ability to fulfill its mission. This primer guides you through an effective board recruitment process. It covers topics including: Identifying and cultivating potential board members... Read More

Grantee and Applicant Perception Survey

Partner with Exponent Philanthropy to learn how your grantees and applicants feel about your relationship and grant process. This custom, confidential online survey helps lean foundation boards and staff understand their strengths and weaknesses, initiate dialogue, and agree on a plan of action.  Survey themes include: Understanding your goals and strategies Application, due diligence, reporting, and... Read More

Getting to Impact: Why Evaluation Is Key – Stories From Small Foundations

For foundations, making an impact requires good planning, intentional work toward a goal, and a drive to keep learning and improving. Evaluation is a critical tool along the way. This primer makes the case for evaluation as a powerful tool for your foundation. It will: Define impact and evaluation. Discuss the many reasons to incorporate... Read More