Consulting Potential Grantees BEFORE RFP

“I said I had asked them to come because I needed their honest opinion about what I was thinking about doing. I told them that this was a very high-stakes initiative; it was going to be visible; there was a lot of money that was going to be invested, and I really needed them to think about it with me, especially the evaluation piece. Were they willing to get in the game with potential outcomes that could risk their reputation? Were they still willing to play?”

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