Based on survey responses from 170 nonprofit CEOs and 187 foundation leaders who primarily oversee programmatic work at their organizations, Strengthening Grantees: Foundation and Nonprofit Perspectives provides a comprehensive examination of foundations’ efforts to strengthen grantee organizations and leaders. The data reveals that foundations are not as in touch with nonprofits’ needs as they think they are, and that both foundations and nonprofits alike have a role to play in closing the gap between the support nonprofits need and the support foundations provide.
Relationships between funders and their grantees are crucial because the two must work well together if they are to achieve shared goals. But funder–grantee relationships can be fraught due to the inherent power imbalance between those who have resources and those who need them. How can funders effectively navigate this dynamic to build and maintain strong relationships with their grantees?Read more
By Vu Le, Nonprofit with Balls.Read more
If you're familiar with the website Nonprofit With Balls (a blog by nonprofit Executive Director Vu Le), then you know it's always funny, irreverent, and eclectic. It's also sometimes brilliant, and I think the recent post Hey foundation trustees, come get a beer with us is a great example of all these qualities.Read more