The Smarter Grantmaking Playbook
Take smarter steps in your grantmaking with The Smarter Grantmaking Playbook
Find the answers you seek to more than 50 shared questions captured from the GEO community. Receive a primer on the grantmaking practices that are most supportive of nonprofit success. Turn knowledge into action with practical tools, frameworks and related resources that you can share with your colleagues to collectively move changes forward in your work. And learn from the experiences and lessons learned by your peers who are successfully implementing more effective practices.
The GEO Community works to improve philanthropic practices by elevating grantmaking practices that matter most to nonprofits. GEO created the Smarter Grantmaking Playbook to provide easy-to-digest resources on the core approaches that help organizations adapt and change.
Use the resources below to build your own knowledge and find resources to promote transformational change in your organization.
Grantmakers shape more effective solutions by building relationships with grantees based on trust and tapping the knowledge and perspective of grantees and community members. Learn More .
Grantmakers enable high-performing nonprofits to focus on long-term mission fulfillment by providing support that is flexible, reliable and contextual, enabling grantees to build critical skills. Learn More
Grantmakers use evaluation to continuously learn and improve by partnering with nonprofits to collect and share greater insights about what is or is not working- and why. Learn More >
Grantmakers achieve greater impact by partnering with other organizations in pursuit of common goals and providing nonprofits with funding for collaborative efforts. Learn More >
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