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EMCF President Nancy Roob tells the Chronicle of Philanthropy why grantmakers and nonprofit leaders often feel we get thrown off course.
The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation is sad to report that its Trustee Emeritus, James “Jim” McConnell Clark, died at his home in Woods Hole, MA on October 24, 2015 at the age of 93.
An interview in Nonprofit Quarterly about Blue Meridian Partners' "big bets" approach to investing in youth.
Read about the triumphs, challenges and unanticipated results of PropelNext's work with grantees over the past four years.
The board of trustees of the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation has approved investments of up to $8.25 million over three years in three exceptional nonprofits....
In these stories, PropelNext grantees share what they and their teams have learned from EMCF’s initiative promoting data-driven practices.
Together with Leap of Reason, we are launching a series of videos sharing real-world lessons, as recounted by PropelNext grantee CEOs, about how they led their organizations to achieve greater impact and higher performance by using data and rigorous performance management systems.
As 2007 draws to a close, I would like to share with you some exciting developments in the evolution of the Foundation’s work. This year we began to experiment with an innovative approach to raising and aggregating large amounts of growth capital up-front to support the dramatic expansion and...
In Nonprofit Quarterly, Kelly Fitzsimmons outlines the challenges and opportunities of evidence-building.
Stan Druckenmiller, Connie Ballmer and Nancy Roob discuss why they joined Blue Meridian Partners, and what the collective effort aims to achieve for our nation’s children and youth.
With a deep desire to improve the lives of many more disadvantaged children and youth, the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation's trustees have decided to "sunset" the Foundation and spend all of its resources (approximately $1 billion) over the next decade.
CEO Nancy Roob provides a one-year update on Blue Meridian Partners and describes how it selected its six initial investments.
How Harlem Children’s Zone built trust in a community before it built a school.
Addressing a conference, After the Leap: Building a Performance Management Culture, EMCF President Nancy Roob argues that a piecemeal approach cannot solve major social problems.
Peter D. Bell, who served as president of the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation from 1986-1995, passed away on April 4, 2014.
EMCF President Nancy Roob observes the tenth anniversary of the Foundation's shift in grantmaking strategy.
The board of trustees of the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation has approved investments of up to $42 million over three years in nine outstanding organizations....
EMCF President Nancy Roob welcomes and thanks 13 co-investors in the True North Fund, a partnership created to leverage federal funding from the Social Innovation Fund.
A report by researchers Bill Ryan and Barbara Taylor, EMCF's Youth Development Fund: Results and Lessons from the First 10 Years, chronicles the achievements of EMCF’s grantees and the evolution of our grantmaking approach.