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Rebounding from Philanthropic Failure

April 23, 2015
Our plan flopped. We didn't give up. We changed course.

At the Walton Family Foundation, we have worked to strengthen our evaluation and learning processes over the past five years. It has helped us when other philanthropic leaders have shared their challenges and failures. That’s inspired us to do the same.

So in the spirit of improving together, this is a story about how our foundation evaluated a failed strategy and used the findings and input from community leaders to alter our investments in the Arkansas and Mississippi Delta. Board and staff remained committed to the communities and people in this region. But as a result of an intensive, sometimes difficult assessment process, we have decided to try helping in a different way.

Read the full article at Philanthropy Roundtable >