Tom David advises foundations and other public benefit organizations on program strategy and design, organizational learning, and evaluation. He has worked in and around organized philanthropy since 1987, having been director of organizational learning and evaluation at the Marguerite Casey Foundation in Seattle, executive vice president of The California Wellness Foundation, vice president of the S.H. Cowell Foundation and senior program officer at The James Irvine Foundation in San Francisco. You can find him online at www.tdavid.net.
For a field that likes to think of itself as “society’s risk capital,” we’re remarkably stodgy about examining how our own self-imposed institutional constraints may be blinding us to historic opportunities or making us too slow to act.
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