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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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  • Member Story

    Smarter Grantmaking in Action: Social Venture Partners Arizona

    Increasing nonprofit capacity to deliver positive social impact through multiyear, general operating support
    • November 16, 2017
    • Shantaé François
  • Publication

    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
  • Event Materials Members Only

    Member Call: How Can We Be In This Together? Highlights and Resources

    Highlights, Key Takeaways and Resources from the October 16, 2017, Member Call: How Can We Be In This Together? A Funder Discussion with Nonprofits.
    • October 30, 2017
  • GEOList Members Only

    GEOList Summary: Stipend and Wage Funding Policy

    I’m curious if other funders who fund stipends or wages for youth or adult programming could share what their policies are and any considerations that went into creating them.
    • July 31, 2017
    • Rumsha Ahmed
  • GEOList Members Only

    GEOList Summary: Diversity Plan and General Ops

    Do any of you have a Diversity Plan/Policy in place as it relates to staff, board/committee members and contractors? If so, would you share with me? If you offer General Operations grants, do you offer them annually? Do you restrict them in any manner? A nonprofit can only apply every other year? A nonprofit could apply every year, but only up to a certain percentage of their budget? Do you offer the opportunity every other year?
    • July 24, 2017
    • Rumsha Ahmed
  • GEOList Members Only

    GEOList Summary: Nonprofit Report Card/State of the Sector Analysis

    We are in the midst of some annual planning and are curious if any funders have commissioned or conducted a nonprofit report card/state of the sector analysis for their local community, state, or region.
    • June 19, 2017
    • Rumsha Ahmed
  • GEOList Members Only

    GEOList Summary: Grant Monitoring Protocols / Guidelines

    I’d be interested to learn if there are foundations (or programs within foundations) with formal or informal protocol, guidelines, or principles for grant monitoring (beyond the “usual” reporting forms) for program officers, either for project or more flexible funding.
    • May 16, 2017
    • Rumsha Ahmed
  • GEOList Members Only

    GEOList Summary: Are There Foundations Paying For Childcare?

    Are there foundations paying for childcare for meetings they sponsor?
    • May 11, 2017
    • Rumsha Ahmed
  • GEOList Members Only

    GEOList Summary: Rapid Response / Crisis Grantmaking Policy & Guidelines

    We are preparing to draft an internal policy and applicant guidelines to support rapid response (emergency or crisis response) grantmaking. We welcome other samples of internal policies and/or applicant guidelines that support Rapid Response grantmaking.
    • April 17, 2017
    • Rumsha Ahmed
  • Member Story Members Only

    GEOAsks: Janée Woods, William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund

    In this GEOAsks, Janée Woods, Director of Organizational Culture at WCGMF, talks about what they considered when designing the program.
    • April 13, 2017
    • Rumsha Ahmed