12 Lessons 2016

Between 2015 and 2016, McConnell reviewed and revised its philanthropic theory and practice. It became clear that being a learning organization was key to the foundation’s identity and ability to have a positive impact in the social sector. Concurrently, in conversations with numerous stakeholders, staff discovered that many saw the foundation as a “black box” -- collecting insights into social innovation and social finance, but rarely sharing them publicly. 12 Lessons was conceived as a project that would rectify this, by closely examining what had been learned during a year of grantmaking, impact investing, convening and other activities, and asking: what worked, what didn’t, and why?

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12 Lessons 2016

Between 2015 and 2016, McConnell reviewed and revised its philanthropic theory and practice. It became clear that being a learning organization was key to the foundation’s identity and ability to have a positive impact in the social sector. Concurrently, in conversations with numerous stakeholders, staff discovered that many saw the foundation as a “black box” -- collecting insights into social innovation and social finance, but rarely sharing them publicly. 12 Lessons was conceived as a project that would rectify this, by closely examining what had been learned during a year of grantmaking, impact investing, convening and other activities, and asking: what worked, what didn’t, and why?

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