Associated Grant Makers' office will be closed from December 24, 2016 through January 2, 2017. AGM Staff wishes our Members and Partners and Philanthropic Community a celebratory and joyous holiday season! We look forward to seeing you in the New Year!
The National Center for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) has released a 21-page report titled “Pennies for Progress: A Decade of Boom for Philanthropy, A Bust for Social Justice.” As the title states, NCRP believes that nonprofit foundations have shirked their responsibility to attend to the immediate needs of vulnerable populations.
Over the past decade, momentum has built to apply an evidence-based framework to grantmaking. While it goes without saying that funding what is proven to work makes sense, evidence can be elusive, and the price of gathering it can be unreasonably high for grantmakers and grantees. Stephen Pratt of Impact Catalysts interviewed over 30 grantmakers in 2016 to explore their approaches to measurement and evaluation, what's working, what's confusing, and what needs to change.