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Board Mandates and Responsibilities

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Program Strategy and Evaluation

In June 2019, Paul Brest and Erinn Andrews of the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society presented a workshop on applying theory of change to program strategy and evaluation. Julie Aleman…

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What Americans Know About Religion

In July 2019, the Pew Research Center released a major report on religious knowledge among Americans. This survey did not poll for opinions, but for factual knowledge about the beliefs, practices, and…

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Ministry Measures

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The Value of Reflection

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Resources Roundup: 2019 Annual Conference Links

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Pragmatic Optimism: Fighting Poverty with Hearts and Minds

At the 2019 conference Dean Karlan spoke to our group about “right-fit” evidence, focusing on how to combine sound M&E principles with an optimistic spirit. Slides from Dean’s presentation can be found…

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Is the Protestant Work Ethic Real?

Dean Karlan, author of The Goldilocks Challenge and Professor of Economics and Finance at Northwestern University, spoke at the Annual Conference in 2019 about “right-fit evidence” for the social sector. He pointed…

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Tools for Taking Action

Meridith Polin, a senior officer at Pew Charitable Trusts, directs the Pew fund for health and human services in Philadelphia’s evaluation capacity building initiative, which aims to accelerate the use of data for monitoring,…

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Wise Heads: Interview with Gene Davis

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People-Centered Philanthropy

Scott Todd gave the keynote presentations, on people-centered philanthropy, at our 2019 conference. Slides from his presentation are linked below. Scott is a partner at the Integrated Philanthropy Initiative, and has written…

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Driving Excellence with Values

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Integrated Philanthropy: Beneficiary vs. Customer

Scott Todd was the keynote speaker at the Annual Conference in 2019, in Chicago, speaking on people-centered philanthropy. This video was a part of his presentation:

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“Nonstrategic”… and okay with it

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The profile of a successful grant developer

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