The Art of Moving Research to Impact

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 -
2:45pm to 5:00pm EST
Philanthropy New York, 1500 Broadway, 7th Floor, NYC
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Many nonprofits and foundations recognize research as essential tool for impact - whether the desired end is to advance knowledge, improve the quality and credibility of research in a discipline area, or move a policy agenda. As leaders across sectors have become more attuned to the value of evidence-based decision-making, foundations have and can continue to play an important role in funding research to support a variety of goals. Yet funding research for impact raises a variety of questions, including: 
  • How risky should foundations be in setting targets for the impact of funded research? 
  • What role, if any, should foundations play in pushing out foundation-funded research and driving toward change?
Join us for this program where foundations supporting public policy, scientific, and academic research share how they have artfully undertaken research funding that has contributed to impact in a variety of contexts.
  • How funders have supported research that has influenced different kinds of impact (e.g., organizational policy change, legislation, shifting practices in financial markets, etc.).
  • Factors that need to be considered to determine the intended impact of research funding.
  • What can be done to make sure research that is funded helps drive toward impact.
  • What roles foundations can play in funding research for impact.
  • How to determine the right level of risk when setting targets for impact for your foundation.


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All interested funders. 


2:45 - 3:00 PM  Check-in
3:00 - 5:00 PM  Program
Registration is required by February 23.
Members: To register yourself and/or a colleague at your organization, please log in and click the Register Now link above. (no fee)
Guests of Organizers: Please email with your name, title, organizational affiliation, business mailing address, and phone number.  Please indicate by which organizer you were invited. (no fee)
Non-Member Funders: Please email ($150 fee)
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