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Our Approach to Impact

FSG was founded on the belief that, by stepping back to reimagine social change, we can use existing resources and relationships to achieve far greater social progress. We’ve identified four approaches that we believe are critical to creating large-scale social change— learn more below.

Catalytic Philanthropy

Catalytic Philanthropists realize that social change requires participation beyond check-writing. Using multiple tools and working with other community actors, catalytic philanthropists take an active role to bring about transformative change.

Catalytic Philanthropy Contact
Patty Russell
Director
206.577.6523
patty.russell@fsg.org

Collective Impact

Collective Impact brings diverse organizations together with a common goal of solving a social problem. All actors involved collaborate in a highly-structured manner to make a true impact on a complex issue.

Collective Impact Contact
Fay Hanleybrown
Managing Director
206.577.6521
fay.hanleybrown@fsg.org

Shared Value

Shared Value is an approach to meeting business objectives that creates a competitive advantage for corporations through innovations that address society's needs and challenges.

Shared Value Contact
Marc Pfitzer
Managing Director
617.502.6107
marc.pfitzer@fsg.org

Strategic Evaluation

Strategic Evaluation is an approach for designing systems of collecting and sharing data which lead to actionable change, improved organizational effectiveness, and ultimately, social impact.

Strategic Evaluation Contact
Hallie Preskill, Ph.D.
Managing Director
206.577.6527
hallie.preskill@fsg.org


As part of our nonprofit mission, FSG also directly supports learning communities, such as the Collective Impact Forum and the Shared Value Initiative, to provide the tools and relationships that change agents need to be successful.

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