Ruth Norris’ work as a grantmaker and organizational development coach spans more than three decades and several different types of organizations. She has managed partnership and grantmaking programs at the Nature Conservancy, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and the Skoll Foundation; and consulted to the World Bank, U.S. Agency for International Development, 20 national environmental endowments across Latin America and Asia, Resources Legacy Fund, and the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation. She has been involved in more than 200 final grants as program officer or capacity building/transition consultant. 210 is an approximate number, compiled in a brainstorming session listing organizations supported by donors and initiatives whose support had ended.
Consultant Ruth Norris offers insights and practical details gleaned from her experience with more than 210 exits. This essay combines her reflections with analysis of data from grantee reports and conversations with grantees and colleague funders… Read More
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