Posts tagged to 'Grantee relations and feedback'

Want Effective Capacity Building? Get Rid of the Incubation Mentality

Posted by Vu Le on September 20, 2018

The incubation mentality is the belief that effective nonprofits have to eventually “grow” out of whatever partnership they are in, whether it’s with a fiscal sponsor or a funding partner. It is a pervasive mentality, happening all across our sector, and it is downright harmful to our work.

Renovate Your Philanthropy

Posted by Marshall H. Ginn on September 18, 2018

In helping your nonprofit partners to “spruce up” their programs and operations, you are strengthening the investment you make as a donor. And in turn, it’s helping you to make an even deeper impact on the community.

A Grant Maker’s View: Money Doesn’t Make Us More Powerful — or Smarter

Posted by Jessamyn Shams-Lau on June 18, 2018

The time has come for all of us who are grant makers to admit to our mistakes, move past them, and unite with nonprofits toward a brighter future fueled by risk-taking, humility, and courage.

Grantmaking that is “With” and not “For”

Posted by Helen LaKelly Hunt on May 17, 2018

What if the beneficiaries of the hardworking organizations that foundations serve were represented among foundation leadership?

Why We Accept Proposals Written for Other Funders

Posted by Lisa Pilar Cowan on April 12, 2018

As soon as we determined the ‘what,’ we started to rethink the ‘how’ of our approach to grantmaking.

The Right Kind of Tears

Posted by Leap Ambassadors Community on February 26, 2018

Lowell Weiss and Jennifer Hoos Rothberg, executive director of the Einhorn Family Charitable Trust, continue their longstanding dialogue about how funders can pay careful heed–not just lip service–to what their grantees need for improving performance.

How to Walk the Talk When You’re Walking with Others

Posted by Victor Gongora on February 14, 2018

PEAK Grantmaking has been taking a look at how grantmakers can better align their grantmaking practices to their values through our Walk the Talk initiative.

Grantee Inspired Giving: The Case for Unorthodox Philanthropy

Posted by Rachel Ogorek on February 12, 2018

NCFP’s 2015 Trends study found that more than 90% of respondents cited the “impact of their giving” as a top motivation for participation in family philanthropy. Clearly, funders want to know that the resources they provide are addressing the issues they support. However, accurately assessing the impact of your philanthropic capital can be difficult.

Opening the Door: Is There Any Good Reason Not to Accept Proposals?

Posted by Tate Williams on February 8, 2018

When you look at the common reasons foundations give for not taking applications, they kind of fall apart. At the end of the day, it really just comes down to a choice—a barrier intentionally placed between tax-subsidized wealth, and the public that it’s legally required to benefit.

How Can I Be 1% More?

Posted by June Wilson and Philanthropy Northwest on March 27, 2017

"I believe that Quixote Foundation’s reflective practices allowed us to hold multiple truths while engaging in internal and often uncomfortable racial equity training. Our ability to do this work at every level of the organization made a tremendous difference in our final year of grantmaking and grantee engagement."

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