Learning From The Field

Report on Stone Foundation Youth Development Convening
In 2006, the Stone Foundation convened its youth development grantees from New York and San Francisco so they could learn from each other and develop connections that would strengthen their work with young people. Capacity-building was a key issue echoed throughout the day. Participants underscored the need for help with strategic planning, financial systems development, fundraising and other areas that are central to their organizational health and sustainability. Read about the themes and recommendations that emerged from this Convening, as well as steps the Foundation has since taken to launch a capacity-building grants program.