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What Makes an Effective Action Coalition? TCC Group Offers Its Findings

Sector: Foundations

Meet Me Where I Want To Be: An Ethnographic Research Study of Black Gay Men in Baltimore, Maryland, and Jackson, Mississippi

To kick off the ACCELERATE! Initiative, ViiV Healthcare commissioned an ethnographic research study beginning with a comprehensive environment assessment to familiarize the research team with daily life in Baltimore and Jackson. The assessment also helped to establish an understanding about the contexts in which Black gay men operate at home, in the clinic, and out … Continued

Empowering Communities for TB Advocacy: The TAG-ICW Model

Over eight years, TCC provided formative data to Treatment Action Group (TAG) to help them understand the impact of their global work in TB and HIV. As part of that, TCC Group evaluated the quality and impact of their Advocacy Workshops, developed case profiles of individual activists, interviewed global stakeholders, and assessed the effectiveness of … Continued

Pathways to Grow Impact: Philanthropy’s Role in the Journey

This briefing paper is the result of a collaborative project with Ashoka, Social Impact Exchange, Taproot Foundation, and TCC Group that sought to answer the question: How can grantmakers best support high-performing nonprofits in their efforts to grow their impact? “Pathways to Grow Impact” is for any grantmaker who wants his or her grant dollars … Continued

Thinking Strategically About Networks for Change

Created in partnership with The Rockefeller Foundation, this guide helps program officers determine whether—and how—to establish or enhance a network to support their initiatives—featuring the Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN).

Partner-Centered Evaluation Capacity Building: Findings from a Corporate Social Impact Initiative

Funders can play a proactive role in helping to fill the gap between funders’ expectations and nonprofits’ ability to evaluate grant results. Using a partner-centered design, Johnson & Johnson piloted an evaluation capacity-building initiative that supported eight grantees in strengthening their ability to measure and use findings concerning health-related outcomes by focusing on key evaluation … Continued

(Re)thinking Funder Networks and Collaboratives

The field of philanthropy encompasses tens of thousands of funding institutions as well as several hundred philanthropy-serving organizations (PSOs) and funder collaboratives. Funders created these PSOs and funder collaboratives—yet we have heard them question the value of their ongoing support for these entities. Surprisingly, our recent research revealed that funders quickly renewed their appreciation for … Continued

The Missing Link for Maximizing Impact: Foundations Assessing Their Capacity

A rapidly changing, global socio-political environment requires foundations to be nimble in maximizing opportunities to advance their agendas. At the same time, grantmakers are establishing ever more ambitious goals that often require grantees to function at peak capacity. Why, then, have more foundations not assessed their own institutional capacity? This article discusses an assessment of … Continued