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Is Grantmaking Getting Smarter?

Through our research over the past 20 years, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations has identified a set of grantmaker practices that help nonprofits achieve better results. Every three years, GEO conducts a study to help us understand how we are doing as a field, including trends over time as well as new areas of inquiry.
  • November 1, 2017

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    Is Grantmaking Getting Smarter?

    Through our research over the past 20 years, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations has identified a set of grantmaker practices that help nonprofits achieve better results. Every three years, GEO conducts a study to help us understand how we are doing as a field, including trends over time as well as new areas of inquiry.
    • November 1, 2017
  • GEOList Members Only

    GEOList Summary: Common Form - Joint Funding

    We are looking at how to make the grant application process more efficient in our region. We know that a common application form across different funders is a start. We’re interested to learn from people who use a common form what the challenges are and to share the form if possible.
    • October 16, 2017
    • Aerial Reese
  • GEOList Members Only

    GEOList Summary: Network Funding

    Can anyone involved in resourcing networks point to a good model for collaborative network leadership making decisions about how to allocate pooled cash resources among network initiatives?
    • September 28, 2017
    • Aerial Reese
  • Member Story

    Smarter Grantmaking in Action: The Florida Bar Foundation

    By confronting gaps between its mission and its way of doing business, The Florida Bar Foundation is deepening impact in the communities it serves.
    • September 21, 2017
    • Shantaé François
  • GEOList Members Only

    GEOList Summary: Best Practices on Organizing a Grantee Convening

    I am interested in learning about best practices on how to organize an effective grantee convening. We work in an international context, and would love to hear how other international grantmakers have planned and organized grantee convenings that are inclusive of diverse cultures.
    • September 11, 2017
    • Rumsha Ahmed
  • GEOList Members Only

    GEOList Summary: Collective Impact Funding

    Do you fund various stages of Collective Impact? What do you offer grantees/applicants for education about collective impact? What is your role as a funder in the initiatives?
    • August 21, 2017
    • Rumsha Ahmed
  • GEOList Members Only

    GEOList Summary: External Advisory Committees Use by Foundations

    If you do use Advisory Committees with external members, what formal and informal approaches do you use? When and how do you use the committees, and what is their role? How do you select the members?
    • July 31, 2017
    • Rumsha Ahmed
  • Member Story

    Smarter Grantmaking in Action: Vancouver Foundation

    How Vancouver Foundation made progress by getting out of the way and supporting nonprofits to do the work.
    • July 20, 2017
    • Shantaé François
  • GEOList Members Only

    GEOList Summary: If and How You Assist Grantees in Identifying Qualified Board Members

    If you have helped grantees to identify and/or recruit board members, please share what you have done and what you have learned. What worked? What didn’t work as you hoped?
    • July 17, 2017
    • Rumsha Ahmed
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    GEOList Summary: Learning from outside the US to Apply within the US

    Are you aware of other grantmaking efforts underway that are similarly looking to identify ideas from abroad to explore how they might be adapted here in the U.S.? Can you suggest any organizations or people in the US and abroad we should be learning from and with as we go?
    • July 5, 2017
    • Rumsha Ahmed