Leadership and Development
To most people, grantmaking is a closed and secretive process; completed by funders sitting in remote office towers. Today, applying for grants at these nongovernmental foundations is often necessary to sustain an organization’s bottom line. How do foundations find, fund and manage their grants? Every Foundation is unique and operates in a contextual framework with a mission and focus as diverse as its board of trustees and staff. Building bridges between funders and the non-profit community leads to better project outcomes, using the knowledge and strength of each organization. This session provides an insider’s view on the skills and attributes behind successful grantmaking, such as grant selection and review, project management and evaluation. Understanding these basic decision-making principles used by foundations will help bolster your working relationship with your funding partners.