This commentary by Robert G. Hughes, a Foundation vice president and its chief learning officer, pulls together themes from the three preceding chapters of this issue of the Anthology. Unlike the editors and authors, Hughes does not shy away from using the word "failure." He makes the case that, difficult as it may be, recognizing failure and calling it by its proper name is imperative if foundations are to learn from their program experiences. In Hughes' own words, "Critical and honest examinations of their work will help foundations become more realistic about impact and more effective at fulfilling their contributions to society."
- 1 Foreword
- 2 Editors' Introduction
- 3 Acknowledgments
- 4 Good Ideas at the Time
- 5 New Direction, Midcourse
- 6 The National Health Care Purchasing Institute
- 7 The Role of Failure in Philanthropic Learning
- 8 Communications at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
- 9 The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Efforts to Combat Drug Addiction
- 10 Reclaiming Futures
- 11 The College Alcohol Study
- 12 Overcoming Language Barriers to Care: Hablamos Juntos
- 13 MicheLee Puppets and the Fight Against Child Obesity
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