Every three years Grantmakers for Effective Organizations conducts a study to see how the relationships between grantmakers and grantees are faring. Earlier this year they put out Is Grantmaking Getting Smarter? as a guide to help navigate where the relationships between grantees and grantmakers seem to be going.
Here’s a little of what they found:
“What’s different about funders who changed their practices for the better?”
“Interestingly, we saw a pattern in our study that connected learning and stakeholder engagement practices with the types of funding grantmakers chose to increase. Those grantmakers that engaged with their grantees and their peers were more likely to offer multiyear, general operating and capacity-building support — the kinds of support we know will enable nonprofits to address the deep-rooted problems in their communities.”
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