CAVU* Research helps social ventures – funders or providers – increase the impact of their investments and efforts through a deeper understanding of the people they serve and domains they target.
In the Center for Effective Philanthropy's Future of Philanthropy report (Dec 2016), more than 200 CEOs of the largest US foundations were asked to rank order 24 areas of practice that have the potential to increase the impact foundations can have. The top two promising practices cited:
1) Foundations seeking to learn from the experiences of those they are ultimately trying to help (69%)
2) Foundations seeking to learn from the knowledge or experiences of grantees (67%)
*CAVU: “clear above, visibility unlimited” is a metaphor for our commitment to providing clients with clarity and insight that leads to more effective and impactful social investments.