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.
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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.
It will come as no surprise that the recession is affecting the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation and our grantees, as it is everyone. How long the economic crisis will last, whether it will worsen, and what will be the ultimate consequences for the Foundation’s strategy and the work of our grantees...
These are challenging times for nonprofits and the vulnerable populations many of them serve. A Nonprofit Finance Fund survey of more than 1,100 nonprofit leaders found that almost a third of their organizations operated at a deficit in 2008.
While economists debate whether the recession has ended or still lingers on, nearly everyone agrees that our recovery will be long and slow. For many nonprofits and the vulnerable populations they serve, the light at the end of tunnel is a long way off.
The Corporation for National and Community Service announces that it has selected the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation as of one of 11 intermediaries for the Social Innovation Fund.
The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation launches an open and competitive search and selection process to identify and advance 8-10 high-performing, youth-serving organizations in our new role as an intermediary for the Social Innovation Fund.
As many of you know, in June 2007 the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation (EMCF) launched an initiative we call the Growth Capital Aggregation Pilot. Its purpose is to partner with other funders and raise the required up-front growth capital necessary to fuel the expansion, capacity building, and...
EMCF's Communications Advisory Committee provides expert independent advice about how best to articulate and promote the work of the Foundation and its grantees. Formed in 2010, this panel of nationally respected experts in communications, marketing, public relations and advertising...