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Balancing accountability and learning using dashboards

Posted by Olivia Deich on August 17, 2016

With ambitious goals and long-term agendas, some foundations struggle to describe their progress and impact to stakeholders. But in recent years, we have seen how dashboards can be useful tools to address this challenge. We have helped several of our …

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The Art and Science of Place-Based Philanthropy

Posted by Jennifer James on August 9, 2016

The social sector has a long tradition of focusing funding and programs on neighborhoods and regions as a strategy for improving lives. In recent years there has been a resurgence of place-based strategies like the federal Promise Neighborhoods program and …

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Using Community Health Needs Assessments to Promote Health Equity

Posted by Lauren Stein on June 2, 2016

For many years, the public health field focused on individual behaviors—like a nutritious diet, regular exercise, and a tobacco-free lifestyle—as the key determinants of good health. But more recently the field has increasingly recognized that where we live, learn, work, …

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Evaluation that Supports Community Engagement in Place-based Work

Posted by Giannina Fehler-Cabral on April 13, 2016

From the early days of the community development movement to the federal Promise Neighborhoods program, funders have long understood the importance of place in addressing the needs of vulnerable communities, including health disparities, poor education, and unemployment. Decades of experience …

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Bringing Attention to Nonprofit Displacement Challenges

Posted by Richard Vezina on March 22, 2016

The Bay Area is experiencing a rapid and dramatic increase in commercial real estate costs, with San Francisco recently surpassing Manhattan as the most expensive place to rent office space in the United States. This boom has a lot of …

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