Founded in 2000, Foundation Strategy Group (FSG) has authored several of the more important papers on philanthropic practice in the last decade. In recent years FSG has expanded dramatically, and in 2011 the organization launched its new Strategic Learning and Evaluation Center, the first entity designed to bring together the skill sets of evaluation and management consulting. FSG's work explores three core areas beyond Evaluation: social sector strategy, cross-sector collaborations, and the role of business in creating positive social impact. This grant would support FSG's research in these core areas, while enabling exploration of new issue areas as they arise.
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Grants to this Grantee
for general operating support
FSG continues to drive some of the most important conversations about the practice of social change. The January 2011 cover story of the Harvard Business Review was co-written by the organization's founders, Mark Kramer and Michael Porter, and offers a new way to think about cross-sector collaboration. During a time of significant expansion and growth at FSG, the Hewlett Foundation has offered general operating support to the organization. The investment has paid off with the launch of FSG's new Strategic Learning and Evaluation Center, the first entity designed to bring together the skill sets of evaluation and management consulting.
for capacity building projects
FSG is a leading social sector consulting firm and producer/disseminator of knowledge on nonprofit and philanthropic practice. They combine consulting experience with research and original thinking to develop insights, frameworks, and tools. With this added capacity building support, FSG will invest in its knowledge management infrastructure and make enhancements to the Collective Impact Forum website to continue to add value to users.