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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Grantmaker policies threaten nonprofits
Nonprofits are further hampered by restricted funding and burdensome application and reporting processes, a new study says.
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.
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.
Searching for grants in the recession
As foundation endowments shrink, experts say securing and retaining grants dollars may hinge on relationships and results.