Keeping grantmakers and grant seekers from drowning in paperwork
Program officers, executive directors, and other board members and staff who are thinking about ways to minimize their own paperwork... and that of your grantees.
Inefficient grant application and reporting procedures make extra work for both grantmakers and grantseekers. A number of new tools and practices to ease the paperwork burden are now available thanks toProject Streamline, a collaboration of several organizations and managed by the Grants Managers Network. On this teleconference you’ll learn how foundations small and large are using new streamlining methods to be more effective grantmakers. Speakers include Jessica Bearman of Bearman Consulting, who has worked on the project, and Kathy Reich, program officer, organizational effectiveness and philanthropy program, David and Lucile Packard Foundation.
Jessica Bearman works with foundations and other mission-based organizations, focusing on organization development, facilitation, planning, and project R&D to help them become more intentional, effective, and responsive to the communities that they serve. As a consultant and in her prior role as deputy director of the New Ventures in Philanthropy, she has written and spoken widely about new and established philanthropy and is the author of several studies of giving circles and collective giving - most recently as part of the Collective Giving Research Group.
Jessica is the founder of the Moscow Women’s Giving Circle, which has engaged hundreds of women and given more than $200,000 to community organizations in Latah County, Idaho. She loves living on an organic farm in Idaho with her husband, two wild boys, forty philosophical chickens, and thousands of industrious bees.
Kathy Reich is organizational effectiveness grantmaking director at the Packard Foundation.
What participants said:
I hung up from this teleconference armed with the practical information I needed to broach the subject of streamlining the grant application and reporting processes with fellow foundation staff and board members.