We hear more and more these days about working with grantees as partners. But how is that really done? And does it truly make the work of your foundation more effective? Courtney Bourns, Director of Programs for Grantmakers for Effective Organizations offers strategies for authentically engaging grantees and other community members to achieve your mutual goals. Mary Walachy, Executive Director of the Irene E. and George A. Davis Foundation, shares the story of Davis’ city-wide stakeholder engagement process, describing how the process led to important results and transformed the way the foundation staff and family board members approach their work.

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Courtney Bourns

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Mary Walachy

Mary Walachy is the executive director of the Irene E. and George A. Davis Foundation.

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