Comprehensive nuanced assessments of grantmaker practices and operations to maximize philanthropic impact
Philamplify assessments include key findings and recommendations, along with in-depth analysis of foundations’ funding strategies and operations. By keeping these assessments public, Philamplify seeks to build a culture of transparency, mutual accountability and knowledge sharing.
By allowing stakeholders to share feedback anonymously, the assessments enable foundations to find out how they’re really doing.
At the center of Philamplify assessments is unvarnished feedback from grantees, community leaders, grantmaker peers and other stakeholders about which strategies and practices are working and which aren’t. Anonymous surveys and candid conversations facilitate a safe space for stakeholders to tell it how it is without fearing fallout from being honestly critical about a foundation … and that’s important!
Actionable, honest feedback
To date, NCRP has conducted 12 Philamplify assessments of foundations from across the country. Although these assessments were completed with or without foundation cooperation, nearly all of the foundations reported to NCRP that they acted on at least one key recommendation to improve grantmaking and operations.