In addition to grantmaking, Overdeck Family Foundation provides grantees with capacity-building support to help them unlock innovation, evidence, and growth opportunities. These services, offered through a three-tiered approach, aim to improve the effectiveness and future sustainability of organizations, clearing the path to cost-effective scale and accelerating key academic and socioemotional outcomes for all children.
Guidance and support provided by Foundation’s program staff; focused on diagnosing barriers to scale and supporting organizations in meeting innovation, growth, and evidence goals.
Pro-bono support provided by Foundation’s cross-functional teams, aligned to helping grantees achieve communications, human resources, impact, and organizational / leadership goals.
Technical services provided by third parties, focused on strategic leadership development, financial planning, revenue model generation, impact evaluations, and strategic growth / market demand.
Working to clearly and consistently capture multiple strands of data.
Examining the relationship between client feedback and program outcomes.
Building Nonprofit Capacity, Hand in Hand
How capacity building and trust-based philanthropy can work in concert.
Fostering organizational growth through strategic capacity-building.
Strategic Leadership Development
Identify and support strengths and growth areas for organizational leadership; may include articulation of vision to drive outcomes, leading strategically, catalyzing impact through innovation, and strategic and adaptive planning.
Engage in financial management and infrastructure improvements; may include annual budgeting, scenario planning, multi-year financial modeling, and cost analysis.
Analyze current revenue model and identify root causes of challenges; includes collaboratively developing action plan for desired future state.
Support designing or refining theory of change; may include developing strong data infrastructure to measure programmatic impact and inform decision-making, as well as descriptive, correlational, RCT / QED, and implementation research.
Strategic Growth & Market Demand
Develop landscape analysis of total addressable market and design of scaling plan; may include implementing internal feedback loops to ensure programs are meeting beneficiary needs.