Should you invest in a particular nonprofit organization? To help you answer that critical question, every week over the next four months we'll share a new tip or trick to assist you with the process called due diligence: learning enough about the results, leadership, financials, and operations of an organization to make the right investment decision, while respecting the limited time of its busy leaders. We're calling this our #NonprofitDueDiligence campaign.
During the campaign, we'll spotlight materials from our Donor Decision Tool, as well as publish guest posts from professionals and philanthropists with experience vetting nonprofit organizations.
Before we get started, we’d like to propose four principles for researching potential grantees. Given the power dynamics between donors and grantees, it may be useful to keep these tips in mind when you are initiating your research.
What do you think of these tips? What do you find the most challenging? Are there any you disagree with?
We'll dive deeper into the point over the coming weeks, but if you'd like to explore more on your own, take a look at the following:
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