The Foundation Review journal is the first peer-reviewed journal of philanthropy, written by and for foundation staff and boards and those who work with them. Each quarterly issue provides peer-reviewed reports about the field of philanthropy, including reports by foundations on their own work.
Our mission: To share evaluation results, tools, and knowledge about the philanthropic sector in order to improve the practice of grantmaking, yielding greater impact and innovation.
The Foundation Review is a hybrid journal, with a mix of subscriber-only and open-access content. Sponsored issues may be completely open access. Authors may pay to have articles made open access. All articles become open access two years after publication.
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Editorial Advisory Board
Members of the Editorial Advisory Board for The Foundation Review are experts in grantmaking and evaluation of programs. From diverse work settings including academia, foundations, nonprofits, government, and independent consulting the Editorial Advisory Board uses its unique perspective to advise and develop our work.
- Robert Ashcraft, Ph.D. – Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation at Arizona State University
- Kathy Palumbo, Ph.D. – The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
- Patricia Patrizi – Patrizi Associates
- Michael Quinn Patton, Ph.D. – Utilization-Focused Evaluation
- Hallie Preskill, Ph.D. – FSG Social Impact Consultants
- Patrick Rooney, Ph.D. – Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
We believe that the forthright sharing of information among foundations and nonprofits builds a knowledge base that strengthens their ability to effectively address critical social issues. We encourage foundation donors, boards, and staff to honor this transparency in their own practices and to support others who do so.
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Volume 11, Issue 3 — Open (unthemed)
Abstracts of up to 250 words are being solicited for Vol. 11, Issue 3, of The Foundation Review. This issue will be an open (unthemed) issue. Papers on any topic relevant to organized philanthropy are invited. Submit abstracts to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sept. 15, 2018. If a full paper is invited, it will be due Jan. 31, 2019 for consideration for publication in September 2019.
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Issue Themes and Publish Dates
Issue 10.3 Sept. 2018) – Donor Intent and Legacy
Issue 10.4 (Dec. 2018) – Inclusive Community Change
Issue 11.1 (March 2019) – Foundation Learning (how foundations promote their own organizational learning)
Issue 11.2 (June 2019) – Collaborative Learning (how foundations learn with grantees)
Issue 11.3 (Sept. 2019) – Open (Unthemed)
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