90% of Americans say they’re more likely to trust and remain loyal to companies that actively try to make a difference.
With that in mind, it’s important to recognize the efforts your company takes (or doesn’t take) to try to make a difference. Though the process can at times be tedious and long, grantmaking is often made more difficult than it is. When was the last time you evaluated your grantmaking process? With more and more companies using CSR to engage and attract candidates and boost employee engagement, chances are you’ve been thinking about making your process a little bit easier for everyone in the grantmaking spectrum.
When it comes to grants management, an ideal situation is to both benefit a business’ bottom line and positively impact employees and the community. To achieve this, though, it’s time for foundations to think more holistically in terms of resources at their disposal and what they can provide to nonprofits.
It’s not enough to write a check and a press release, nonprofits need more to make these partnerships work and so do the foundations. It takes time and resources to approve these grants so it only makes sense to know your money is being put to good use and your getting some type of return on your investment.
In any large project, there’s a period of feeling completely overwhelmed. It doesn’t matter how many times you’ve performed the tasks, how many people are working alongside or even how much motivation you begin with, simply starting can be an obstacle. Beginning the grantmaking process is one of those very instances, and once you get going, the complications don’t dissipate. There will always be challenges to overcome, but with these insights garnered from years of working with foundations of all sizes, an efficient grantmaking process is completely possible and will be in your future.
If you have no clue where to even start in furthering, evaluating or streamlining your grantmaking process, then this is the guide for you.
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The grantmaking process will always be full of challenges to overcome, but with these insights garnered from years of working with foundations of all sizes, an efficient grantmaking process is completely possible and will be in your future.
In this guide, you’ll learn how to:
- Foster collaboration across the grantmaking lifecycle
- Investigate your grantmaking ROI to prove its worth
- Make your grantmaking come full circle
- Create a more personalized follow-up plan
- Set realistic guidelines for everyone’s best interests
- Shape your culture for increased participation
- Reshape the payment disbursements process for faster results