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Meet the Grantmakers: After the Grant

March 25, 2010

Moderated question and answers


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Running time: 42:07

So you got the grant, now what? While many new to grantseeking consider the grant check to be the end of a long process, from the grantmakers' perspective that process has just begun. This program helps you learn how to make the most of your existing relationships with grantmakers. Based on the Foundation Center's new book, After the Grant: The Nonprofit's Guide to Good Stewardship, panelists addressed a variety of stewardship issues including meeting and communicating with funders, issues related to reporting on grants, and troubleshooting advice when things don't go as planned. Panelists include grantmakers who are chapter authors or featured case studies in the new book, as well as other local foundation representatives.

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Welcome and Introductions [11:59]

Question #1: When should a nonprofit take the initiative and invite a funder for a meeting, rather than wait to be contacted for a site visit? [6:50]

Question #2: What are the top five smart practices as well as the top five pet peeves foundations complain about when it comes to grant reporting? [9:05]

Question #3: Please share with us what On the Move, the successful case study featured in After the Grant, did right in terms of grant stewardship and managing the relationship. [6:07]

Question #4: Do corporate giving representatives have time to do site visits? What is expected in the reporting process? [8:10]

Question #5: How flexible is your organization once the grant has been awarded? Will being honest with a program officer about the challenges come back to haunt an organization when they re-apply in the future? [16:49]

Question #6: What else can you tell us about positioning an organization to be in the best position to get the next grant? [5:13]

Moderated question and answers [42:07]

After the Grant:
The Nonprofit's Guide
to Good Stewardship

After the Grant: The Nonprofit's Guide to Good Stewardship

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