Assessing Foundation Performance: Current Practices, Future Possibilities: Lessons Learned From a Gathering of Foundation Leaders

Center for Effective Philanthropy



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The Center for Effective Philanthropy's report on lessons learned from its November 2002 seminar features reports on talks by foundation leaders such as Joel Fleishman of Atlantic Philanthropies and Duke University; Paul Grogan, CEO of the Boston Foundation; Ricardo Millett, CEO of Woods Fund of Chicago; Anne-Marie Soulliere, CEO of the Fidelity Foundation; Lew Sandy, Executive Vice President of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; and others. Topics covered include the role of the foundation board in ensuring accountability and descriptions of varied approaches to understanding foundation performance. The seminar was sponsored by the Boston Foundation.



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