Strengthening Grantees: Foundation and Nonprofit Perspectives
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.
Recommendations for Best Work Practices between Nonprofit Organizations and Foundations 2015–2017
Conclusions from a series of meetings of nonprofit and philanthropic foundation CEOs in Israel
By the CEOs Organization and the Forum of Foundations in Israel
Relationships Matter: Program Officers, Grantees, and the Keys to Success
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
A resource for funders to get honest feedback.Read more
Do You Fund Like Chairman Mao?
eJewish Philanthropy, June 12, 2017.
All that death and destruction could have been avoided with honest and timely feedback.
Trust-Based Grantmaking: Why It's Critical to Our Sector
By Vu Le, Nonprofit with Balls.Read more
A Beer (or a Shabbat Dinner) With Grantees?
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