The Nonprofit Marketplace Bridging the Information Gap in Philanthropy

| September 1, 2017

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The Hewlett Foundation’s Philanthropy Program is committed to increasing the social impact achieved by nonprofit organizations and their donors. Over the past year, the Foundation and McKinsey & Company have been developing a roadmap to a nonprofit marketplace in which high-quality information about the performance and impact of nonprofit organizations flows freely among all stakeholders. Our hypothesis is that access to high-quality information will lead donors to allocate funds more strategically to organizations doing the best work. We also believe that having better performance information will help nonprofit organizations operate more effectively and better fulfill their missions.

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