The Insiders Guide to Grantmaking How Foundations Find Fund and Manage Effective Programs


The Insider's Guide to Grantmaking How Foundations Find, Fund, and Manage Effective Programs

The Insider's Guide to Grantmaking How Foundations Find, Fund, and Manage Effective Programs

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Unlike many formal professions, foundation grantmaking is a calling with no training programs and little definitive literature on the latest and best practices. Written for program officers and of considerable value to grantseekers, this volume is the first and only practical guide to making foundation grants and developing essential skills for effective and ethical grantmaking. Author Joel J. Orosz not only introduces readers to the history, structure, and function of foundations in society but also explores the complex role that program officers play in their day-to-day activities. He provides real-world advice on a myriad of tasks—from meeting with applicants and reviewing their proposals to assisting the funded project and managing foundation initiatives. He also asks critical


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