• Julie Rodda, Consultant to Nonprofits

    I commend Mr. Conway, especially in light of options he had at his disposal. As is currently popular, he could have formed a new NPO or Foundation to tackle the social issue of the day. Too often we dismiss’ on the ground’ organizations as being ineffective rather than considering how they might become more effective with assistance. What Mr. Conway has done–resisting the urge to reinvent the wheel– is exemplary. Greasing the wheels that already exist should not be a novel idea–history begs us to apply basic fundamental principles whenever and wherever we can.

    Although outcomes of this particular giving will take years to measure, results could be readily extrapolated from these same organizations who have served this population during the last 10 years. I’m fairly certain that an approach of this nature was carefully researched and considered prior to Mr. Conway’s investment.