Maximize the Impact of a Grant Continued Partnership

A foundation can sometimes help an exiting grantee simply by continuing to treat it as a partner in ways that don’t entail grants. One foundation has a policy of allowing nonprofits working in its interest areas to use its centrally located facilities for special meetings. “We remind organizations that have been grantees of ours that, should they have a need to continue to use our facilities, they’re welcome to do so,” the CEO explained. “And several of them do that, even five years later.” Others maintain their affiliation with former grantees by inviting them to meetings, celebrations, and other events.

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This takeaway was derived from The Effective Exit.