Why Take a Fresh Look at Your Foundation’s Theory?

This podcast is part of GrantCraft'sTheory of the Foundation series, which explores the role and purpose of foundations and offers a framework for introspection on three core elements – charter, social compact, and operating capabilities – that together shape a foundation’s structure and approach. 

This podcast features the voices of:

  • Melissa Berman, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
  • Jason Franklin, Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University
  • Dara Major, Independent Consultant
  • Jen Bokoff, Foundation Center

In this episode they discuss the external landscape changes that are prompting many foundation leaders to actively re-examine traditional or long-held philanthropic assumptions, frameworks, and models—and how a new Theory of the Foundation can help to ensure that today’s foundations deliver results that are greater than just the sum of their grants.

See related content below for more podcasts in this series.

Series Credits:
Samuel Hansen, Editor
Erin Nylen-Wysocki, Producer

Interviewees (in alphabetical order):
Melissa Berman
Jen Bokoff
Arelis Diaz
Jason Franklin
Rien van Gendt
Katy Love
Jarrett Lucas
Dara Major