Knowledge Letter - July 2019 - How Philanthropic Collaborations Succeed, and Why They Fail

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How funder collaboratives create value for funders & grantees
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July 2019
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Knowledge Letter
Strategies for Social Impact

How Philanthropic Collaborations Succeed, and Why They Fail

By Alison Powell, Susan Wolf Ditkoff & Fay Twersky
Funders need to push past politeness and hammer out expectations for how their collective actions will create value—for beneficiaries, grantees, and themselves—beyond what they could do alone. (
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