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Creating Grant Guidelines

With open communication, and detailed grant guidelines, you can build good relationships with potential partners from the start. At the same time, you can help other grantseekers quickly move onto different funding sources. “It’s important to remember that our success as grantmakers depends on our grantees’ success,” says Christine Elbel of the Fleishhacker Foundation. “If... Read More

Foundation Transitions Happen: Are You Prepared?

A leadership succession plan is an essential source of guidance, and a commitment to organizational stability, when foundation transitions occur. Specifically, this written document identifies a course of action for when key leaders depart, whether planned or unplanned, permanent or temporary. To illustrate, consider what happened to one of our members: “Our foundation had succession... Read More