Kathleen Enright

Dec 6, 2011

Grantseekers urged to be clear, candid

To have the best shot at foundation funding in this new and more austere environment, nonprofits must be honest and open about their needs, open to change, and skilled at telling their stories, experts say.

Dec 6, 2011

Foundations adapt to altered economy

With the economy still convulsing three years after its collapse, some foundations are turning their recession-response strategies into permanent ways of doing business, while continuing to look for promising new strategies.

May 11, 2010

Coping with change a spur to training

The need to invest in staff development, typically a low priority for the giving sector, is getting more attention as the troubled economy and competitive marketplace underscore the value of a nonprofit workforce prepared to handle big challenges and rapid change.

Apr 12, 2010

Funders urged to engage stakeholders

Grantmakers can help keep grant initiatives from failing if they do more to involve grantees and other stakeholders in identifying problems and developing solutions, a new article says.

Feb 24, 2010

Evaluation by grantmakers evolving

Some foundations are using evaluation not only to document what they’ve done, but to improve their own effectiveness, a new study says.

Dec 29, 2009

Helping grantees survive in 2010

In the wake of the economic downturn, grantmakers must adjust to the ‘new normal’ in order to help nonprofits survive and emerge stronger in 2010.

Sep 29, 2009

Grantmaker policies threaten nonprofits

Nonprofits are further hampered by restricted funding and burdensome application and reporting processes, a new study says.

May 28, 2009

Funders urged to keep giving

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations is encouraging funders to hold grantmaking steady, provide unrestricted funding, cut costs where possible and get creative in the assistance they provide.

Jan 15, 2009

Responding to the economic crisis

With grant dollars becoming more scarce, nonprofits can ask funders for different forms of help, says Kathleen Enright, head of Grantmakers for Effective Organizations.

Jan 15, 2009

Searching for grants in the recession

As foundation endowments shrink, experts say securing and retaining grants dollars may hinge on relationships and results.