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Inside MRBF

  • Learning and Crafting Strategy at the Babcock Foundation

    For almost 20 years, we have set overall Foundation strategy in two decade-long cycles. This brief newsletter article describes our practice and underlying assumptions about learning and foundation strategy. This article originally appeared in a Philanthropy New Zealand newsletter.

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  • MRBF Theory of Change (2012)

    The Babcock Foundation's mission is helping people and places in the Southeastern US move out of poverty. This document describes our beliefs about how people and places move out of poverty. It also depicts how we act on those beliefs and the outcomes we seek. We update our beliefs, assumptions, and strategy based on learning from our experience with grantees and other partners.

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  • Promoting Grassroots Leadership Development: the Role of a Learning Program

    Originally published in June 2002, this paper aims to capture lessons about using a learning initiative to enhance the impact of leadership development efforts. Its goal is to describe the Southern Grassroots Leadership Development Learning Program for an audience of foundations, intermediaries, nonprofits and others interested in supporting, managing or participating in a learning...

    Promoting Grassroots Leadership Development: the Role of a Learning Program