To the editor,
This is an addendum to “Online grantmaking” [Philanthropy Journal, 06.14.05].
There is a difference between efficiency and effectiveness.
A foundation might use online forms and communications in order to make better use of staff time, including eliminating telephone contact.
The chance of an off-target proposal would increase, wasting the proposal writer’s and examiner’s time, unless there be a mandatory provision for an online letter of inquiry to save each time.
Van Ajemian, secretary-treasurer, Optimizing National Education, and local attorney, Montebello Calif.