grantmakers seek to shift the power dynamics in philanthropy
by having funding decisions made by representatives of
the communities being served. A leader in this philosophy
is the Funding Exchange, a network of fourteen alternative
community foundations that support grassroots organizing
efforts, both nationally and in twenty-four states. Community
activists have a central role in the grant-making process.
666 Broadway, #500,
for Effective Grantor-Grantee Relations" and "13 Tips
for a Wise Grantmaker: What nonprofits say about how to
get the most for each dollar you invest through them."
by Jane Kendall, trustee of a family foundation and President
of the North Carolina
Nonprofits. Both articles give concrete, easy-to-implement
suggestions for building mutual respect and some pointedly
honest reflections about power. The tips come from Jane's
interviews with more than 1,100 not-for-profit leaders.
For copies, send a SASE with article titles to
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Network of Grantmakers
Guide: What is Good Grantmaking For
Produced by the National Network of
Grantmakers, this is a workbook-style guide that helps
grantmakers assess their effectiveness. NNG is a network
of over 400 grantmakers (donors, trustees, board and staff)
who are working to create social, political, economic
and environmental justice. Later this year NNG will publish
a companion piece to the guide describing "exemplary practices"
which make grant- makers more accessible, accountable,
and inclusive of those traditionally disenfranchised.
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