Learn how to strengthen relationships with grantees and community partners, better communicate outcomes, and optimize processes so you can have a bigger impact.
5 Ways Your Grantees Can Use Storytelling to Prove Impact—and How You Can Help
Your grantees are doing incredible boots-on-the-ground work every day. Their programs are well-run. Their staff members are intelligent and engaging. [...]
Grantmaking: What’s Participation Got to Do with It?
In philanthropy, unlike democracy, there is often no way for people to participate–to share what they think or to influence [...]
How Grantmakers Can Improve Collaboration Through Empathy and Experimentation
Years ago, I worked on a project where I was hired to interview about 75 different foundations in one state. [...]
How Grantmakers Can Support Nonprofit Infrastructure Needs: A Conversation with Chantal Forster
For decades, “infrastructure” referred to the physical and tangible needs of a business or a community. The buildings we work [...]
3 Focus Areas for Grantmakers Incorporating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Many funders have made a real effort to prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in their grantmaking practices, but how [...]
The ENGAGE Podcast Episode 233: Leading with Transparency in Grantmaking
Open, honest, and transparent communication with grantee partners can help minimize power imbalances and help foster a sense of mutual [...]
How Your Organization’s Charitable Arm Can Manage Restricted Funds to Grow Your Stewardship
Imagine starting a road trip and not knowing how much gas you had in the tank. You might be able [...]
Four Lessons From Candid About Balancing Grantee Data Protection and Transparency
Candid’s mission is to get grantmakers and nonprofits the information you need to do good. But we recognize that data [...]
The ENGAGE Podcast Episode 232: Best Practices for Due Diligence in Grantmaking
Why is due diligence important in grantmaking organizations? The process of satisfying legal requirements impacts many areas within an organization— [...]
Six Ways Grantmakers Can Embrace Transparency to Foster Stronger Relationships
Philanthropy has had a history of being notoriously opaque and inaccessible to organizations seeking funding. In my years as a [...]
Due Diligence Best Practices for Grantmakers
Grantmaking is the heart of the private foundation industry and is often the largest expenditure for a foundation. With grant-giving [...]
Increasing Organizational Buy-in When Building a Culture of Strong Internal Controls
Here are 7 practices to help your nonprofit build a string internal control system that will increase buy-in today and stand the test of time for the future.
The ENGAGE Podcast Episode 230: Creating and Sustaining a Culture of Wellbeing for Grantmakers
Join Meico Marquette Whitlock, founder and CEO of Mindful Techie, for an excerpt from an interactive training that will inspire [...]
How Nonprofits Can Build Trust with Strong Internal Controls
Internal controls will minimize the risk of a nonprofit violating policies, regulations, and laws.