Practices matter. Your decisions on processes, policies, and compliance, and all of the other components that influence how you make your grants, have a direct impact on the overall success of each grant.
Efficient and effective practices ensure that you direct the maximum amount of resources to mission—both yours and your grantees’. And sound practices and controls increase the public’s confidence in private sector philanthropy, enabling the field to continue its good work.
GMN’s Practices Matter campaign is an effort to elevate the importance of grantmaking practices (the “how”) to the same level as program (the “what”) and relationships (the “who”) within grantmaking organizations, increasing the impact of philanthropy.
Where to begin?
- Explore five core questions every grantmaker should be able to answer for Assessing the How of Grantmaking
- Use the Grantmaker Assessment Tool to compare your practices to those of other funders and get a report on the effectiveness of your practices. (Learn more about the Grantmaker Assessment Tool.)
- Discover how your colleagues are handling technology challenges
- Learn how to become a streamlining champion, improving the application and reporting practices in your organization.