C&A Foundation accepts #OpenForGood Award
We are honoured to announce that last night at the Grantmakers for Effective Organisation (GEO) Learning Conference in Seattle, Washington, C&A Foundation along, with the Ian Potter Foundation and Rockefeller Foundation, received the prestigious #OpenForGood Award for our commitment to transparency and openness in sharing our evaluations, results, and most importantly “what has, and hasn’t worked”. The inaugural #OpenForGood award presented by Candid was accepted on behalf of the C&A Foundation and the Effective Philanthropy team by Senior Evaluation Manager, Savi Mull.
The #OpenForGood Award
The award acknowledges foundations for their commitment to transparency and knowledge sharing, especially as this information is in its nature sensitive and foundations have a reluctance to speak openly about it. However, there is a growing recognition within the philanthropy sector that sharing this type of information will help to strengthen the sector and benefit all foundations willing to participate. Foundations share their knowledge by submitting evaluations to the website, IssueLab Results, a part of the #OpenForGood campaign that began as a virtual place to collect and share knowledge of the sector. Since 2012, its mission has grown to include supporting social organisations with practical and necessary steps to openly publish their evaluations. It fundamentally believes in giving recognition and visibility to foundations who share challenges, successes and failures openly and strengthen how we can think and act as a sector.
“It is only, by sharing our results and what we are learning can we strengthen the field as well as hold ourselves accountable by publishing our evaluations.” – Savi Mull, Senior Evaluations Manager at C&A Foundation
C&A Foundation’s journey to transparency
In 2014, three years after the foundation was founded, we made a commitment to transparency and openness to share our lessons learned. As no one organisation or brand can transform the fashion industry alone, it is vital to share our results and hold ourselves accountable and create an environment, where other foundations can learn from one another and the entire sector can thrive.
We would like to also acknowledge the work of our incredible colleagues, Joao Martino and Savi Mull on the Effective Philanthropy Team under the leadership of Lee Alexander Risby and our partners for their drive to make us truly a learning organisation.
You can find all of our evaluations on our website.