FSG is a leading social sector consulting firm and producer/disseminator of knowledge on nonprofit and philanthropic practice. It combines consulting experience with research and original thinking to develop insights, frameworks, and tools. FSG’s knowledge work spans five approaches: (a) collective impact, (b) catalytic philanthropy, (c) shared value (business pursuit of profit and social benefit), (d) strategic evaluation, and (e) inclusive markets (business models that create new opportunities and better lives for the global poor). With this grant, we will fund FSG’s research project, Collective Impact Forum, to explore how these initiatives use data for learning and improvement and what data they use.
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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.