Five Questions About Demonstrating Impact: How Foundations Can Show Their Value and Why They Should

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January, 2010

Foundations must do a better job of demonstrating the impact of their work, according to a dozen philanthropy leaders. In this Philanthropy Awareness Initiative Digest report, leaders weigh in on how foundations can demonstrate impact and why they should. Their opinions are at turns provocative and practical. One leader relates a story that highlights the risks of telling Congress about philanthropy’s money rather than the difference it makes. Another looks inward to uncover why foundations themselves struggle with this practice. Read more about this challenge and the range of solutions leaders propose foundations can undertake today.

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