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Below The Waterline: Developing A Transformational Learning Collaborative For Foundation Program Officers, Annie Martinie, Jaime Love, Michael Kelly, Kirsten Dueck, Sarah Strunk 2019 Danville Regional Foundation

Below The Waterline: Developing A Transformational Learning Collaborative For Foundation Program Officers, Annie Martinie, Jaime Love, Michael Kelly, Kirsten Dueck, Sarah Strunk

The Foundation Review

Learning from fellow grantmakers is imperative in today’s ever-changing world. In late 2016, four health legacy foundations partnered to launch the Health Legacy Collaborative Learning Circle, creating an opportunity to understand not just the participating foundations’ visible investments and programs, but also the underlying behaviors, structures, and mindsets that ultimately explain why certain results were or were not achieved.

This article describes the yearlong process of creating the collaborative, and presents a new learning framework — based on the iceberg metaphor — that can be used to create learning environments that test and expand assumptions about promising approaches to common population ...


More Than Listening: Harnessing The Power Of Feedback To Drive Collaborative Learning, Clare Nolan, Kim Ammann Howard, Kelley D. Gulley, Elizabeth Gonzalez 2019 Engage R+D

More Than Listening: Harnessing The Power Of Feedback To Drive Collaborative Learning, Clare Nolan, Kim Ammann Howard, Kelley D. Gulley, Elizabeth Gonzalez

The Foundation Review

Foundations can and should do a better job of gathering feedback from and learning with both grantees and the communities they seek to serve. This type of collaborative learning has the potential to inform and strengthen foundation strategy, grantmaking practices, evaluation, and communications. Gathering meaningful input is difficult, however, given power dynamics between foundations and those they support. Even when authentic input has been gathered, it can be difficult to apply insights to ongoing work.

What does it look like for a foundation to get feedback from its grantee and community stakeholders? Much of the feedback discussions taking place in ...


Full Issue #11.2 On Collaborative Learning, 2019 Grand Valley State University

Full Issue #11.2 On Collaborative Learning

The Foundation Review

No abstract provided.


Exploring, Examining, And Explaining How Participatory Governance Adds Value To Saudi Foundations’ Philanthropic Strategy, Afnan E. Koshak 2019 University of San Diego

Exploring, Examining, And Explaining How Participatory Governance Adds Value To Saudi Foundations’ Philanthropic Strategy, Afnan E. Koshak

Dissertations

Foundations’ flexibility, given their independence from fundraising imperatives, competition forces, and accountability pressures, enables them to invest in long-term, high-risk, multi-level experiments to deal with the increasingly complex societal problems. This flexibility, coupled with the growing role philanthropy plays in promoting social welfare across the world, is arguably what makes studies that focus on foundations’ philanthropic approaches of utmost importance.

There is a mounting interest among scholars in the governance of foundations, the systems and processes concerned with ensuring the overall strategic direction of organizations. Influenced by agency and stewardship theories, an increasing number of studies address such topics as ...


A Tale Of Two Influences: An Exploration Of Downward Accountability In World Vision International, Elena McCollim 2019 University of San Diego

A Tale Of Two Influences: An Exploration Of Downward Accountability In World Vision International, Elena Mccollim

Dissertations

International nongovernmental organizations (INGOs) face increasing accountability challenges stemming from past scandals and their claims to advance the public good. Since the 1990s, INGOs have responded with numerous reforms. The creation of the Humanitarian Accountability Partnership in 2003 and the INGO Accountability Charter in 2009 reflect sector-wide efforts to enhance accountability to mission, intended beneficiaries, and peer organizations.

Many INGOs have adopted a broad range of accountability reforms. This dissertation focuses on how World Vision, the world’s largest INGO, has done so. Downward accountability remains elusive due to such factors as INGOs’ lack of transparency toward beneficiaries; the power ...


No Sympathy For The Folk Devil: How Presidential Speechmaking In The War On Terror And The War On Drugs Utilized Threat And Anxiety To Manipulate And Persuade The American Public, Erin E. Farrell 2019 University of Pennsylvania

No Sympathy For The Folk Devil: How Presidential Speechmaking In The War On Terror And The War On Drugs Utilized Threat And Anxiety To Manipulate And Persuade The American Public, Erin E. Farrell

CUREJ - College Undergraduate Research Electronic Journal

This thesis analyzes how presidential speeches in the War on Terror (2001 through the present) and the War on Drugs (1964 through the present) defined the out-group, characterized a righteous American in-group, and aided in the creation of atmospheres of escalating fear and anxiety to gain support for specific policy ends. To observe and quantify these trends of fear and crisis, out-group isolation, and in-group emphasis, the author uses quantitative and qualitative content analysis. The results reflect a higher concentration of rhetoric espousing punitive policymaking, characterization of the out-group in each era as immoral, violent, and ubiquitous, and a definition ...


2019 May, Morehead State University. Office of Communications and Marketing 2019 Morehead State University

2019 May, Morehead State University. Office Of Communications And Marketing

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Press releases for May of 2019.


Front Matter, 2019 Grand Valley State University

Front Matter

The Foundation Review

No abstract provided.


Back Matter, 2019 Grand Valley State University

Back Matter

The Foundation Review

No abstract provided.


Distributing Money To Commemoration: Collective Memories, Sense Of Place, And Participatory Budgeting, Hsin-Yi Yeh, Kuo-Ming Lin 2019 National Taipei University

Distributing Money To Commemoration: Collective Memories, Sense Of Place, And Participatory Budgeting, Hsin-Yi Yeh, Kuo-Ming Lin

Journal of Public Deliberation

This article brings the aspect of collective memories (and thus identity) back “in” to facilitate our understanding of the intriguing relationship among memories, places, and deliberative projects. While we observe that the memories of a place assign meanings to it and thereby not only imbue a “sense of place” to local members but also influence the process of deliberation, we claim that the process of deliberation can serve as a place-(re)making opportunity in a bottom-up way. Taking an experimental participatory budgeting (PB) program in Taiwan as an example, we find that collective memories play a role to influence ...


Looking Back, Thinking Ahead: Reflections On Our Five Years As Editors Of The Journal Of Public Deliberation, Laura W. Black, Timothy J. Shaffer, Nancy Thomas 2019 Ohio University

Looking Back, Thinking Ahead: Reflections On Our Five Years As Editors Of The Journal Of Public Deliberation, Laura W. Black, Timothy J. Shaffer, Nancy Thomas

Journal of Public Deliberation

For the last five years, we have had the honor of serving as editors of the Journal of Public Deliberation. This issue marks the end of our editorial tenure, and we take this opportunity to both look back and think ahead. In this brief essay, we reflect on what we’ve seen during our time as editors. We begin by describing three important special issues that reflect the state of our field, then provide some details about how we have facilitated JPD’s growth over the past five years, including publication statistics and article download rates. We conclude by discussing ...


Merrimack College Campus Community Policing Program, Gregory Pepper 2019 Merrimack Coll

Merrimack College Campus Community Policing Program, Gregory Pepper

Master of Public Affairs

This concept defines the police as partners with the community where the community becomes active in problem solving and taking an active role in preserving the safety and quality of life in their neighborhoods. In this concept the patrol officer initiates and takes an active role in the community they patrol, and becomes a pivotal member in the area they are assigned to in the facilitation in problem solving. (Jahangeer 2017). The police and community partnerships that are formed assist in the trust building process. The development of a community policing unit would require the effort of the entire agency ...


The 2018 Midterms In The Mountain West, Molly Reynolds 2019 The Brookings Institution

The 2018 Midterms In The Mountain West, Molly Reynolds

Brookings Mountain West Publications

The 116th Congress has begun with a bang, with a protracted government shutdown and promises of aggressive oversight from the new Democratic House majority. To understand how we got to this point—and where we might be going in 2020—a look back at the 2018 elections is valuable. As a region, the Mountain West—Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, and Utah—provides useful insights into broader national political dynamics across all levels of government, from Congress to state legislatures.


The Internationalization Of The Nonprofit Sector, Part Ii: International Nonprofits, John Casey 2019 CUNY Bernard M Baruch College

The Internationalization Of The Nonprofit Sector, Part Ii: International Nonprofits, John Casey

Publications and Research

This Occasional Paper is based on material from Chapter 6 of The Nonprofit World: Civil Society and the Rise of the Nonprofit Sector (Casey 2016). The paper is presented in two parts. Part I addresses the internationalization of formerly domestic nonprofits; Part II analyzes the growth in international nonprofit organizations. Part I appeared in the fall 2018 as WCIB Occasional Paper No. 18.


2019 April, Morehead State University. Office of Communications & Marketing. 2019 Morehead State University

2019 April, Morehead State University. Office Of Communications & Marketing.

Morehead State Press Release Archives, 1961 to the Present

Press releases for April of 2019.


Transition Of Multicultural Symbiotic Policies In Japan: Case Studies Analysis Of Tokyo, Toyohashi And Minamiuonuma City, Kozue Kashiwazaki, Ryo Sato 2019 Faculty of Global and Regional Studies, Toyo University

Transition Of Multicultural Symbiotic Policies In Japan: Case Studies Analysis Of Tokyo, Toyohashi And Minamiuonuma City, Kozue Kashiwazaki, Ryo Sato

Japanese Society and Culture

How to attract foreign human resources and settle in has been one of the main issues of Japan where is facing depopulation and required to lead local regeneration with diversity. This paper introduces the transition of multicultural symbiotic policies in Japan and case studies at city level based on the collected data by in-depth interview in 2015. Data was collected in three advanced case studies, Tokyo, Toyohashi, and Minamiuonuma city. Through the overview of transition of policies and case study analysis, this paper attempts to find the fundamental and potential gaps between policies and actual condition at national and city ...


Finding Place In Eureka, Ryan A. Sendejas 2019 Humboldt State University

Finding Place In Eureka, Ryan A. Sendejas

Toyon Literary Magazine

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Front Matter, 2019 Grand Valley State University

Front Matter

The Foundation Review

No abstract provided.


Shifting Mindsets: How Meaningful Accountability Systems Can Strengthen Foundation Learning And Improve Impact, Marc J. Holley, Marcie Parkhurst 2019 Walton Family Foundation

Shifting Mindsets: How Meaningful Accountability Systems Can Strengthen Foundation Learning And Improve Impact, Marc J. Holley, Marcie Parkhurst

The Foundation Review

This article explores what it looks like when a foundation attempts to integrate accountability and learning practices, and presents a framework for the unique and complementary contributions that accountability and learning can make to the work of foundations.

The article also looks at the tensions that can arise when a foundation’s internal evaluation staff attempt to design, implement, and make use of accountability systems. Specifically, it identifies three problematic perspectives that can hold foundations back from full engagement in internally driven accountability initiatives, and offers practical guidance on how to shift these mindsets to more productive practices.

It concludes ...


2019 March, Morehead State University. Office of Communications and Marketing 2019 Morehead State University

2019 March, Morehead State University. Office Of Communications And Marketing

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