The Hewlett Foundation’s Philanthropy Program is committed to increasing
the social impact achieved by nonprofit organizations and their donors. Over
the past year, the Foundation and McKinsey & Company have been developing a roadmap to a nonprofit marketplace in which high-quality information
about the performance and impact of nonprofit organizations flows freely
among all stakeholders.
Our hypothesis is that access to high-quality information will lead donors to
allocate funds more strategically to organizations doing the best work. We
also believe that having better performance information will help nonprofit
organizations operate more effectively and better fulfill their missions. Lastly,
we believe that shared information will help all nonprofit sector stakeholders
to engage in constructive conversations about organizational performance
and social impact.