December 19, 2011

Day 26: Put yourself in a grantee's shoes: Simulate the experience of working with you. #30DayDonorChallenge #GiveSmart

By: The Bridgespan Group

How clear is your grantmaking process to those outside your foundation? By walking a mile in your grantees’ shoes, you’ll get an up-close look at your foundation’s strengths and opportunities for improvement. For example, if you viewed your website from a grantee’s perspective, is it clear what types of initiatives you do and do not fund? If you accept unsolicited proposal requests, is the procedure to apply for a grant clear?

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