Defining goals and related resources, and determining if goals are reached – INSP is one of several initiatives that are attempting to tackle these and other issues of organizational effectiveness. Three of these featured at a session organized by INSP at the EFC’s annual conference in Brussels in June.
Entitled ‘Organisational effectiveness in foundations – from individual aspiration to collaborative action’, the session included presentations from INSP, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) and WINGS (Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support). All three of these initiatives have taken on the task of building connections among professionals and researchers and providing for peer learning of foundation executives. Presentations of the specific approaches and operating modes of these collaborative endeavours served also to highlight the differences between the three projects.