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The Uses of Research in Policy and Practice: Social Policy Report

Publication date: 
06/2012
William T. Grant Foundation Vice President for Program Vivian Tseng suggests a framework for understanding how and when research is used in policy and practice. She argues for more strategic identification of the intended users of research and increased knowledge of the ways they acquire, interpret and use research evidence — as well as a more reciprocal relationship between research and practice/policy.

Working with Grantees: The Keys to Success and Five Program Officers Who Exemplify Them

Publication date: 
05/2010
Successful foundation-grantee relationships hinge on the prowess of individual program officers, whose abilities may vary widely within a single foundation. This research explores what grantees value in their relationships with program officers and identifies four keys to success. Five high-performing program officers share their stories.
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