The giving sector deserves credit for many things, but efficiency is not always one of them. For as long as there have been foundations investing in worthy causes, there have also been critics rightfully pointing out the duplicative, even wasteful ways with which the business of grantmaking often gets done.
Fortunately, a partnership by two philanthropic support organizations is helping demonstrate the way network thinking can improve foundation efficiency and impact through strategic collaboration. The result? Better services to support grantmakers everywhere, cost savings for the participants, and an enhanced ability for philanthropy to tell its story using credible, timely data.