Grants Managers

Using Competitions and RFPs: Requests for Proposals

Publication date: 
12/2004
When does it make sense to hold a grant competition or use an RFP? In addition to looking at management issues to consider along the way, this guide explores how grant makers shape competitions to serve larger strategic goals, communicate with wider audiences, create a learning community, and find ways to work with those who are not selected.
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When Projects Flounder: Coming to the Rescue When Good Grants Go Astray

Publication date: 
11/2004
What warning signs might alert you that a project is floundering? In this guide, grant makers recount their experiences with troubled projects and tell how they responded - or how they wish they'd responded. With the benefit of hindsight, veterans describe what they learned and offer advice on the most effective and timely way to handle distress signal.
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Working with Start-Ups: Grant Makers and New Organizations

Publication date: 
04/2003
In this GrantCraft guide, grant makers from a wide range of funding organizations describe their experiences as supporters of new nonprofits, or start-ups. Find out how they negotiated the path from idea to organization, and what they learned along the way about how to solve problems and help an organization sustain itself into the future. Contributors to this guide also offer their recommendations for capacity-building resources on the Web.
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