A problem shared – an opportunity for foundations

Matthew van Poortvliet

As money becomes squeezed, foundations are increasingly viewing their knowledge as an untapped resource. A real opportunity for impact lies in knowledge of what doesn’t work. Admitting mistakes is difficult, but there is much to gain. NPC’s new report, Foundations for knowledge, commissioned by the City Bridge Trust, highlights what funders can do to learn from their work and share with others.

Think back to a grants programme that you have run. What did you need to know to make it a success? What did you learn from it? Who else benefited from the knowledge you developed?

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