Today the Ford Foundation joins with six other funders to launch the Fund for Shared Insight, a collaborative effort to make grants to improve philanthropy. We believe that foundations can make a bigger difference in the world if we encourage and incorporate feedback from the people we seek to help, and understand the connection between that feedback and better results.
Hilary Pennington, Ford’s vice president for Education, Creativity and Free Expression, and Fay Twersky, who directs the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation’s Effective Philanthropy Group, are co-chairs of the Fund for Shared Insight. They announced the new effort in an Op-Ed in The Chronicle of Philanthropy:
On Tuesday, Sept. 9 from 12 – 12:30 pm, Pennington and Twersky will take part in a live video discussion about the Fund, and how openness can serve effectiveness. Listen to it here.