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Maximizing Philanthropy's Investments in Public Health

May 18, 2017

Grantmakers in Health’s 2016 Terrance Keenan Institute fellows gathered to discuss leadership, collaboration, and best practices in grantmaking. Several prominent issues emerged, including how to effectively demonstrate the impact of philanthropic investments. The article outlines the fellows’ perspective on several of the most prominent challenges and opportunities for measuring impact, promoting learning and disseminating knowledge.

The GIH Terrance Keenan Institute fellows is comprised of representatives from the Colorado Springs Health Foundation, Interact for Health, The Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation, MetroWest Health Foundation, Empire Health Foundation, de Beaumont Foundation and our very own, Senior Program Officer Alexa Eggleston. In this article, the fellows highlight best practices in accelerating impact in health philanthropy including:

  • Authentic partnerships to achieve bold goals
  • The importance of data collection
  • Shared learning across funding partners
  • How investments can change systems
  • Assessing slow but steady progress

Maximizing Our Investments: Five Ingredients for Accelerating Impact in Health Philanthropy

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