I want to encourage my board members to attend site visits. Do you have resources that may convince them?

Site visits are one of the best ways to make grant decisions because, in essence, site visits are a living, breathing grant proposal. These visits give you the chance to connect with the organization’s board and staff, discover things that can’t be learned from a written proposal, and clarify information that is important to your foundation.

It may be helpful for your board to read our publication With Your Own Eyes: Using Site Visits to Make Better Grants and Fulfill Your Mission or watch our video Philanthropy Lessons: Getting Out of the Office, featuring fellow funders and their grantees.

These articles, some which include sample site visit checklists and reports, may also increase their comfort with site visits:

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