Is Evaluation the Key to a Successful Collaboration?

Lessons from the Robert R. McCormick Foundation

In our latest blog, Rebekah Levin, director of evaluation and learning at Robert R. McCormick Foundation, and FSG’s Hallie Preskill discuss the benefits of evaluating collaborative efforts and how developmental evaluation helped the McCormick Foundation turn a struggling collaboration into an effective learning experience.

Nominate a World-Changing Company for 2017 Fortune Change the World List

Fortune to honor 50 companies creating positive social impact through core business activities

For the third year in a row, Fortune will publish the Change the World List which spotlights the top 50 companies that address major social problems as a core part of their business strategy and innovation activities. The Shared Value Initiative and our parent organization, FSG, serve as research partners on this list and are seeking company nominations for 2017 which will be published in September. To be considered for the 2017 Change the World List, please complete the nomination form by June 30, 2017.

Live from Shared Value Summit: Business Leaders on Social Change

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Can't make it to New York? Watch the 2017 Shared Value Leadership Summit from your desk!

We're pleased to announce that this week we'll be streaming the entire plenary program of the 2017 Shared Value Leadership Summit: Tune into sharedvalue.org/livestream on Tuesday, May 9, and Wednesday, May 10, for conversations with companies that are using shared value to take on the issues that are making headlines around the world.

Live from Shared Value Summit: Business Leaders on Social Change

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This week, FSG's Shared Value Initiative will be streaming the entire plenary program of the 2017 Shared Value Leadership Summit.

Tune into sharedvalue.org/livestream on Tuesday, May 9, and Wednesday, May 10, to hear how leaders from companies, nonprofits, and governments are using the power of profit to change the world.

How Foundation Leaders Can Create Impact in the Uncertain U.S. Health Landscape


These are uncertain times for the future of health in the U.S. The context continues to shift with amendments to the original failed American Health Care Act (AHCA) bill under constant discussion, and swirling speculation about a vote on a new bill this week before Congress goes on recess.

Systems Change in a Polarized Country

5 systems change practices for foundations

By Mark Kramer, co-founder and managing director, FSG

Entry-Level Retention Makes a Billion Dollar Difference for Business and Society


In the years since the Great Recession, unemployment levels have fallen across the United States, while economic growth in the country has rebounded. As a result, competition for entry-level talent is growing, and many employers are struggling with rising employee turnover. We estimate that the U.S. retail industry lost more than $9 billion to voluntary entry-level turnover in 2016.

Investing in Entry-Level Talent: Retention Strategies that Work


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$9 Billion Dollars

That's how much voluntary entry-level turnover cost the U.S. retail industry in 2016. And turnover rates are rising across industries from healthcare to banking.

Engaging Employers: Three Lessons from Impact Hiring


A couple of weeks ago, influential employers—including T-Mobile, Gap Inc., and McDonalds*—came to New Orleans for an unprecedented gathering on jobs in the United States. Each had expressed enthusiasm for impact hiring—an approach that creates business value through hiring and investing in individuals who face barriers to economic opportunity. Through a cohort-based program designed and led by FSG, and supported by The Rockefeller Foundation and Walmart, employers began putting this enthusiasm into action in new ways.

New Resource: Advancing Strategy

How to Lead Change in Corporate Societal Engagement

Implementing a CSR or corporate foundation strategy may be even harder than developing it. Featuring examples from leading companies like Walmart, GE, and General Mills, Advancing Strategy, produced by FSG in partnership with CECP, provides best practices and tools to help corporate foundation and CSR leaders advance their strategy. Learn how to overcome common obstacles by applying structured, data-driven processes that transform your corporate societal engagement portfolio.


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