The Foundation Review begins its fifth year of publication with Volume 5, Issue 1. This issue on collaboration is co-edited by Grantmakers for Effective Organizations. The peer-reviewed journal includes articles about evaluation results, tools, and broad sector issues, as well as reflections from experienced practitioners.
Soon to be released, the new issue features evaluation results about the Rhode Island Foundation’s work on Green & Healthy Homes Initiative, the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Leadership in Action Program, the Brico Fund’s work with Wisconsin Voices on network weaving, the Wells Fargo Regional Foundation’s Neighborhood Grants Program, and the Barr Foundation’s Fellowship connectivity network.
The use of systems mapping as a tool to promote collaboration is explored in an article about the Reclaiming Futures initiative.
A reflective practice article is based on a decade of network research and the authors identify factors essential to effective networking.
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