Last year, The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, which focuses on youth development, completed ten years of support for three organizations: Citizen Schools, Harlem Children's Zone and Roca. In order to examine how each organization had grown since 2000, Andy Goodman was commissioned to interview the leaders of each organization. He asked them to consider six dimensions: theory of change, organizational culture, evaluation, development, infrastructure, and impact on the sector. The result was a report - "A Good Thing Growing" - published this week.
By exploring how each organization had grown and evolved over ten years, the objective was to see if there were common experiences that could serve as lessons and guides for other nonprofits hoping to expand their impact. In the report, Goodman examines the accomplishments and challenges of each nonprofit, exploring how each organization got to where is it today.