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.
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.
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.