· In recent years, strategy has been a muchdiscussed topic in philanthropy, while tactics have received little attention.
· The experience of the MacArthur Foundation’s environmental program and its Moving Spotlight approach provide examples of the importance of tactical decisions.
· Tactical decisions such as the timing of grants, foundation staffing levels, and the timing of evaluations all contribute to grantees’ ability to achieve outcomes.
· Structure and flexibility can be complementary approaches to grantmaking if the tactics are well thought out.
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Martin, D. M. (2012). Tactics in Philanthropy: The Case of the Moving Spotlight. The Foundation Review, 4(3). https://doi.org/10.4087/FOUNDATIONREVIEW-D-12-00020.1