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Our Commitment to Nonprofit Effectiveness

The Packard Foundation celebrated its 50th anniversary last year, and our CEO Carol Larson reflected throughout the year on our work—looking back and going forward. Read what she had to say about the OE program and our commitment to nonprofit effectiveness: Last week, nearly 700 philanthropic leaders gathered at the Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO)…

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Capacity Building with Groups of Grantees: A Few Things We’ve Learned (So Far)

The OE program is investing more these days in capacity building with cohorts of grantees. Kathy Reich reflects on this work in a blog post, “Capacity Building with Groups of Grantees: A Few Things We’ve Learned (So Far)“, posted on the 2014 GEO conference blog. For more than 30 years, The David and Lucile Packard…

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Using Data to Maximize Impact

Kathy Reich spoke to a group of nonprofits from California’s Central Coast in February 2015 on Using Data to Maximize Impact—why every nonprofit should have an evaluative culture and evaluation strategy, and how to conduct useful evaluation without breaking the bank. Below is the address text as prepared for delivery. Hi everyone. It is great…

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