“OD – A Smart Investment to Multiply Impact”: Learning from Five Foundations


Many foundations are shifting their funding strategies towards core support. But few foundations are yet to take seriously the organizational development of grantees. Now, more than ever, the need to invest in strengthening civil society organizations has been emphasized.  In such an environment, five Swiss Foundations, Laudes, MAVA, Mercator, Oak, and PeaceNexus stand out. They have all invested in the Organisational Development (OD) of their grantees. Earlier this year they reflected on, articulated, and shared their learning about support. They concluded that “OD is a smart investment to multiply impact”. They are convinced that supporting OD increases the likelihood of achieving their mission and therefore should be a key part of the daily work of any foundation. Read more here.
Source: Philea


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