Ellen Arrick became a program investment officer for the Ford Foundation in the 1980s, evaluating investments in enterprises that advanced social purposes. She went on to be a consultant to a number of foundations and funder collaboratives in the New York area. Ellen was a writer and managing editor for GrantCraft, a project of the Ford Foundation. There she created several publications that are used by people in philanthropy worldwide.


Using competitions and RFPs: Requests for proposals

Posted on November 18, 2004 by Ellen Arrick

When does it make sense to hold a grant competition or use an RFP? In addition to looking at management issues to consider along the way, this guide explores how grant makers shape competitions to serve larger strategic goals, communicate with wider audiences, create a learning community, and find ways to work with those who are not selected. Now with… Read More