November 18, 2011

Day 5: Ask a grantee for feedback. #30DayDonorChallenge #GiveSmart

By: The Bridgespan Group

The ability to work effectively with your grantees is the fundamental operating requirement in the journey from aspirations to real impact. Let’s face it: There is an enormous power imbalance between donors (who have money) and nonprofits (who seek it). Donors may often talk about “partnering” with grantees, but “partnership” isn’t usually the first word that comes to a nonprofit leader’s mind. So it’s important to know whether your relationships with grantees are partnerships—or train wrecks?

For more on how to bolster your relationships with your grantees, click here.

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