Stanford University

For Research On Organizational Capacity Building At The Stanford Center On Philanthropy And Civil Society

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In recent years, the philanthropic sector has shifted toward strategic grantmaking: articulating clear and focused goals; developing evidence-based theories of change to pursue those goals and measure progress; and creating feedback loops for learning and course correction along the way. With this shift has come the need for grantmakers to have broader skills—particularly the ability to assess the organizational health and capacity of the organizations they are considering supporting. The "Next Generation Grantmaker Handbook for Strategic Capacity Building" will integrate assessment of organizational capacity within the strategic grantmaking process. It will make available to the philanthropic field a set of practical tools, templates, and materials that have been tested and refined with grantmaking professionals. Among other things, practitioners using the handbook will learn when and how organizational capacity is strategic and work with grantees in more collaborative, problem-solving ways.
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for support of the Regulation, Evaluation, and Governance Lab  
The Regulation, Evaluation, and Governance Lab (RegLab) at Stanford University partners with government agencies to design and evaluate programs, policies, and technologies that modernize government and restore trust in governance. RegLab is an interdisciplinary team of legal experts, data scientists, social scientists, and engineers who are passionate about building an evidence base and high-impact demonstration projects for better government. (Substrategy: Executive Branch)
for the Internet Observatory at the Cyber Policy Center  
A grant to the Stanford Internet Observatory at the Cyber Policy Center will support a range of trust- and safety-focused educational, research, convening, and publishing efforts.

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