Landscaping a Complex Issue Area

A group of three foundations heavily invested in a complex issue area wanted to know whether their efforts were succeeding, how they could be more effective and where the issue was headed. Freedman Consulting, LLC, spoke to dozens of stakeholders, including grantees and policymakers, in order to develop a detailed landscape of the issue. The landscape helped define key choices and opportunities over the near-term, suggested where grantees were already effective and provided actionable suggestions for improvement.