A success-driven philanthropist wants to understand results and how to maximize them. Yet, given the complex problems philanthropy tackles, results are rarely black and white. So instead of focusing energy on proving your work makes a difference, focus on how you can improve over time. Find ways to gather candid feedback about how you can better contribute to your grantees’ success and deploy your other assets (relationships, expertise) to further impact.
How have you gathered feedback to learn and improve? For more thoughts on the topic, check out our article Getting Better Over Time.