A new article by Jennifer Zimmerman, Vice President of Evaluation and Impact at bi3—a GIH Funding Partner and grantmaking initiative based in Cincinnati, Ohio—shows how applying a trust-based philanthropy lens helps funders capture the full impact of grants. This article describes how bi3 evaluates initiatives and how building funder-grantee relationships grounded in power-sharing, transparency, and mutual accountability helps achieve greater impact. It also explains that learning, adaptation, and growth are as important indicators of change as achieving target outcomes. When funders and grantees have a trusting relationship, it creates a shared commitment to learning that leads to better outcomes.
Contact: Jennifer Zimmerman at (513) 569-6673 or firstname.lastname@example.org