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Patrick McCarthy on foundations must get things wrong

Patrick McCarthy is past President of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the largest funder of social change for children and families in the United States. The Foundation is strongly invested in disadvantaged communities. Not all of those investments have paid off, but a commitment to evidence means there is always a legacy of learning. Patrick takes us through some of the lessons he has learned in over 30 years of public service, with a particular eye to the do’s and don’ts of working in place.