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EMCF's View | Evidence and Evaluation | October 15, 2014

EMCF's Kelly Fitzsimmons on a new blueprint for evaluation plans

Transparency Talk conducted an online interview with Kelly Fitzsimmons of The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation (EMCF) and with Michael Smith, Director of the Social Innovation Fund, to learn how the new framework provided by SIF can be adapted for use in assessing foundation program impact.

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EMCF's View | Foster Care, Justice and Crime, Teen Pregnancy, Employment, Philanthropy, Education | July 16, 2014

Imagining What's Possible

EMCF's newest video highlights solutions to the crisis confronting our nation's economically disadvantaged youth. Our grantees' achievements "constantly renew our sense of what's possible" to make an even greater impact if they have the resources to grow to scale.

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EMCF's View | July 16, 2014

EMCF's 2013 Annual Report Now Online

Figures alone cannot capture the transformative impact our extraordinary grantees are making on individual lives. This year, we augment our yearly report on performance with videos and stories that illustrate how disadvantaged young people, with our grantees' help, are beating the odds and becoming successful adults.

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EMCF's View | PACE Center for Girls | July 7, 2014

Teaching Jordan How to be Jordan

Bullying had begun to take a toll on shy and quiet Jordan Cooper, but PACE Center for Girls helped her rebuild her self-confidence and believe in herself.

EMCF's View | Nancy Roob | June 2, 2014

The Value of Rigorous Evaluation

EMCF President Nancy Roob discusses the value and challenges of rigorous evaluation on Stanford Social Innovation Review’s blog.

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EMCF's View | Nancy Roob | May 1, 2014

Remembering Peter Bell

Peter D. Bell, who served as president of the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation from 1986-1995, passed away on April 4, 2014. 

EMCF's View | Poised for Growth, Philanthropy | February 10, 2014

Nancy Roob: Excerpts from the After the Leap Conference

In a December 2013 speech, EMCF President Nancy Roob argues that a piecemeal approach cannot solve major social problems. In her remarks, she offers five recommendations for philanthropy and nonprofits, and calls on the sector to be bolder and more innovative in order to transform the lives of more disadvantaged children and youth.

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EMCF's View | Philanthropy | February 8, 2014

Nancy Roob on "Saving a Generation of Kids"

Nancy Roob, President of EMCF, discusses the impact large-scale investments in proven solutions can have on the lives of disadvantaged young people.

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EMCF's View | Philanthropy | February 8, 2014

Nancy Roob on "The Challenge We Face"

Nancy Roob, President of EMCF, discusses the profound impact philanthropic partnerships can have on the lives of disadvantaged youth in the United States.

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