Creating lasting changes to systems requires creativity, patience and the flexibility to make adjustments. We work hard to develop relationships with advocates and influencers from the grassroots level to the state and federal government. In our grant-making, policy work and leadership programs, we are always gathering new insight to be more effective in meeting our goals.
We are a change agent, and as such we must change too, learning from our successes, our failures and our grantees and partners as we go.
Successful partnerships and programs don’t happen by themselves. We try to study our past experiences and identify the strengths and weaknesses of our past work to guide our future initiatives.
An important step in our learning process is making honest assessments of what is working and what is not. These evaluations are critical for shaping our future work and allocating resources most effectively.