Admitting Failure: Learning From Mistakes in Philanthropy

Admitting failures contributes to high-quality implementation, innovation of new strategies and improved governance and transparency. It’s good medicine that doesn’t always taste so good. Yet despite increasing philanthropic interest in mistakes and learning, many foundation staff still find it difficult to have conversations about mistakes.

May 11, 2015

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The Long Road From C.J. Peete to Harmony Oaks

This report summarizes how McCormack Baron Salazar, a development firm, and its nonprofit subsidiary, Urban Strategies, involved residents in an 18-month redevelopment of New Orleans’ C.J. Peete public housing complex after Katrina.

November 19, 2014

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Parents as Advocates: Influencing Policymakers to Improve Public Policies for Families

Any effort to improve the lives of low-income families should include those families in discussions about overcoming the challenges they face. As experts on their situation, families — more specifically, parents — should have a place at the table in crafting solutions to their problems. A new report from Community Organizing and Family Issues captures how parents play an active, hands-on role in changing public policy and systems to benefit their children, families and communities as a whole.

November 14, 2014

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KIDS COUNT Webinar Recording: Creating Opportunity for Families

The Casey Foundation hosted a Nov. 12 webinar on our new KIDS COUNT policy report, Creating Opportunity for Families: A Two-Generation Approach. The session highlighted ways the public, nonprofit and private sectors can work together to help equip the 10 million low-income families with young children in the United States with the tools they need to move out of poverty and thrive.

November 13, 2014

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