The Center for Effective Philanthropy report, Hearing from Those We Seek to Help: Nonprofit Practices and Perspectives in Beneficiary Feedback, reveals that most nonprofits are using beneficiary feedback to improve their programs, but leaders of those organizations believe most of their foundation funders lack a deep understanding of their intended beneficiaries' needs.
Funders can support effective leadership in grantee organizations and foster good management practices by offering resources for training and coaching to build the capacity of nonprofits.
This study produced by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation provides an overview of the effectiveness and accomplishments of various communications training opportunities offered to grantees.
Foundations are committing more resources than ever before to communicating about their work and missions -- yet grantees continue to give funders low marks when it comes to fostering a clear understanding of what the foundation is trying to accomplish and where they fit in. To address this gap, Spitfire Strategies developed From Big Ideas to Big Change.
Copublished by Grantmakers for Effective Organizations and IISC, this guide argues the value of engaging diverse stakeholders, highlights grantmakers who are bringing stakeholders into the center of their work and offers a variety of tools to help grantmakers better engage grantees, community members and other partners.
IPA’s role is to champion, support, and connect our members, so they can transform Indiana through effective philanthropy.
Unfortunately, a perfect grant report is a rare occurrence. Sometimes, the nonprofit is to blame. However, it could be argued that the lack of comprehensive grant reporting is due to the foundation not being completely transparent on how it evaluates its grants. Foundations need to ask themselves questions along the lines of: Does our grant reporting make sense? Are we asking the right questions? Why are our current questions included on our post grant report?
Join this webinar for a deep dive into select data points that can be used not only to describe the nature of financial security and economic mobility, but also to learn about which policy and programmatic solutions drive the most impact.