Does Facilitation Make a Difference? The research says “Yes.”

RCA’s work is recognized by a leading research journal

We were delighted when we heard that our work was described in The Foundation Review, a leading peer-reviewed journal that researches the philanthropic sector.

The article “How to Encourage Sustainable Change” was written by Allison Dymnicki (American Institutes for Research) and Alex Hooker and Rebecca Goldberg (both previously Senior Program Officers with the S.D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation) and examined how the foundation had partnered with grantees to build organizational capacity.

We worked with the foundation over a 5-year period as part of a system of supports to grantees in the National Character Initiative. We designed and facilitated a series of in-person and virtual convenings that promoted a learning culture and created opportunities for partnerships amongst the grantees. This supported a shift in the foundation’s approach to building the capacity of its grantees.

You can read more about the approach and lessons in the article.

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