Foundations engage in a delicate dance when it comes to investing in their own work. The world we inhabit holds so much pain and possibility for change, and we want to make the biggest possible difference with the funds entrusted to us. At the same time, we work to be smart, responsive, and – above all – impactful. Like the organizations we fund, we too need to learn and evolve.
In this Stanford Social Innovation Review article NCG members Lindsay Lowan and Fay Twersky of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation speak of their deep commitment to the idea that “…a big part of our ability to be helpful rests on the strength of the philanthropic and nonprofit infrastructure — the supports that help us all do our work better.”